During the three days of sesshin, everyone is encouraged to join in any or all of the happenings. Each day will include a short talk in the morning, a silent sack lunch, and an outing in the afternoon. The morning’s talk connects with the outing. Following the outing will be Council (sharing circle) and zazen.
Let us take the plunge together to discover anew the wonder of that all-embracing lotus “entering the deep mountains of silence and beauty.”
Urban Sesshin 2012 Schedule
Daily Morning Schedule:
8:00 Verse of the Kesa, stand and stretch
9:20 Silent tea
11:35 Sack Lunch
12:00 Clean Up
Afternoon Schedule Day 1, Wednesday March 21, 12:30:
Tea Ceremony – Urasenke Chanoyu Center
Tea Ceremony etiquette bring/wear socks; do not wear jeans or pants with metal that might scratch the floors; let shuso know beforehand if you will require a stool or chair.
People who will need a chair please let Soshin know: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is limited seating for this event so please sign up soon.
Afternoon Schedule Day 2, Thursday March 22, 12:30:
Metropolitan Museum – Asian Wing
Chinese painting and calligraphy
Afternoon Schedule Day 3, Friday March 23 12:30:
Today we will build on the theme of Zen art by exploring the creative process ourselves in response to our contemporary, urban conditions. We will work with brush, pen, paint and other media to make our own visual expression of Zen.
Evening Schedule Day 1, March 21:
7:10 4 Vows
Evening Schedule Day 2, March 22:
6:35 Fusatsu ceremony
Evening Schedule Day 3,Friday March 23:
7:05 Work Practice (samu service, cleaning, prep, training)
8:10 End of Samu, Clean-up
8:30 Four Vows
Day 4, March 24:
Daily Fee: Members: $40 Non-Members: $50
Rate for all 3 days: Members: $110 Non-members: $130
People not attending for the whole day should contact Soshin: email@example.com.
Group rate for all 3 days plus Zazenkai on 3/24 and Shuso Hossen on 3/25: Members: $135 Non-Members: $180
Please note: Sesshin fees are include vegan sack lunch (prepared by Deborah Gavito, proprietor of “Body and Soul” Foods) and outing fees, as applicable.