DAILY SCHEDULE during OSESSHIN
3:50 am Wakeup bell (3:20 am in May)
5:00 Zazen (sitting)/Sanzen
8:00 Samu (daily work)
9:20 Assemble in zendo
11:00 Lunch (main meal)
12:45 Assemble in zendo
1:00 Teisho(dharma lecture)
3:00 Exercise period
3:50 Assemble in zendo
5:50 Assemble in zendo
6:00 Golden Hour (uninterrupted zazen)
9:00 Sarei(tea)/Closing Sutras
9:00 on Yaza (night sitting)
This schedule is subject to change.
Please arrive the Day Before Sesshin, the Opening Ceremony, Kokuho, is at 7:45pm. (in evening), the Orientation is at 5 pm.
Please consider arriving a day or two early to help setup the monastery for sesshin.
The schedule for the day before Sesshin is;
Choka: 5-6 am
Zazen 6-7 am,
7 am, breakfast, break, work.
Free Style lunch: 12:30
Free Style Supper: 4:00 pm
Orientation in Dining Hall 5 pm
Seated on Cushion: 7:45 pm
Kokuho- Opening ceremony with talk : 8 pm-9 pm,
9 pm Kaichin, brief evening chanting in kitchen
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