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 register in advance.
A wholesome vegetarian lunch is served in a formal temple style. Vegan choices are often available. If you have any serious food allergies, please email the registrar.
Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please contact the registrar if you need instruction or have any questions.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to pre-register as far in advance as possible so that we can assign service positions and plan the meal that will be offered. You must pre-register for Zazenkai no later than 11:45pm on the Monday before the retreat. Those who register after this time will pay more and will likely be asked to get lunch on their own because of capacity constraints.
If you register and later learn that you cannot attend the Zazenkai, it is very important to email firstname.lastname@example.org and cancel your registration.
- Please arrive before 8:00 am so there is time to settle in.
- Pre-registration required
Early Bird (Register by Monday before the retreat)
- Non-member: $55
- Member: $30
- Non-member: $70
- Member: $45
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
10:30 Dharma Talk by Ryotan Sensei
12:00 Oryoki Lunch
12:45 Clean Up, Silent Rest
2:40 Slow Kinhin
3:25 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
4:25 Open Sozan
5:00 Four Vows