Zazen . Oryoki Lunch . Dharma Talk by Roshi
The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat (zazenkai) is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance. Our March zazenkai is the culmination of the week’s Urban Sesshin retreat, but you are welcome to attend just the zazenkai.
Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.
It is very helpful if people pre-register as far in advance as possible so that we can assign service positions and plan the meal that will be offered. Please register at our website.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to sign up no later than Tuesday evening, March 12.
If you pre-register and later learn that you cannot attend the Zazenkai, it is very important to email firstname.lastname@example.org and cancel your pre-registration.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
- Please arrive before 8:00 am so there is time to settle in.
- Pre-registration required – early bird discount ends March 12
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
10:30 Dharma Talk
12:00 Oryoki Lunch
12:45 Clean Up, Silent Rest
3:25 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
4:35 Honsaku Gyocha
5:00 Four Vows
Samu Service/prepare room for Sunday
Shuso Hossen rehearsal