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The Village Zendo offers a full schedule for meditation practice throughout the week. We come together for zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and dharma talks. If you are not a dues-paying member, the suggested donation is $10.

Beginning Instruction

Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30 (arrive at least a few minutes early) and lasts until 7:05.  Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. The two sitting periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. The evening concludes with a chanting of the four vows and three bows. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.

Sunday Morning Program

9:30 am-11:35 Service and zazen
11:35 -11:45 kinhin
11:45 dharma talk
12:30 four vows

The first Sunday of each month we have two periods of zazen, followed by Council:

9:30-10:05 zazen
10:05-10:15 kinhin
10:15-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:00 kinhin
11:00-12:30 council

Weekday Mornings:

Monday through Friday – Zazen from 7:30 – 8:30 am

Weekday Mid-day:

Monday through Friday – Zazen from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Weekday Evenings:

– Monday

6:30 – 7:05 zazen
7:05 – 7:15 kinhin
7:15 – 7:45 zazen
7:45 – 7:55 kinhin
7:55 – 8:20 zazen 8:20 four vows

* Beginning Instruction Monday evenings 6:30 pm

– Tuesday

5:00 Service, 5:30 – 6:00 zazen 6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:35 zazen 6:35-6:40 slow kinhin 6:40-7:10 zazen 7:10-7:20 four vows and evening gatha

– Wednesday

6.30 – 7.00 zazen
7.00 – 7.05 slow kinhin
7.05 – 7.35 zazen
7.35 – 7.40 slow kinhin
7.40 – 8.10 zazen
8.10 – 8.20 four vows and evening gatha

– Thursday

Dharma talk or monthly ceremony of atonement (fusatsu) is offered, following two periods of zazen.
5:30 – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30-6:35 slow kinhin
6:35-7:05 dharma talk
7:05-7:10 four vows

– Friday

Closed in the evening.

Individual Interviews with Teachers

Formal interview with a teacher is a traditional opportunity for students to ask questions or briefly discuss their practice. Formal students of the zendo are given preference. Interview is usually offered:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
* Teacher schedules are subject to change

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