Schedule of Activities
Wednesday Evening Open House
7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library
Weekend Meditation Retreats and 2013 Rohatsu Meditation Retreat
Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on
Sunday. The next meditation events are the 2013 Rohatsu retreat December 2-8, 2013 and the weekend meditation retreat January 10-12, 2014.
Download schedule for the December, 2012 Rohatsu Zen Retreat.
The schedule for the Rohatsu Zen Retreat is:
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for breakfast on Sunday morning. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.
- Monday, December 2 to Friday, December 6:
Morning Zazen: 5:30 - 7:30 AM
Evening Zazen: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
- Saturday December 7:
5:30 - 7:30 AM Zazen
7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast Break
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 to 4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
4:30 to 6:00 PM Dinner Break
6:00 to 9:00 PM Zazen with gyodo
9:00 to 10:00 PM Evening Break
10:00 to 12:00 Midnight Zazen
12:00 Midnight Midnight Tea
- Sunday, December 8:
5:30 AM to 8:30 AM Zazen with chanting
8:45 AM Rohatsu Ceremony
9:00 AM Breakfast
- Friday December 13:
Film at 7:30 P.M. The films to be screened on December 13 are Secrets of Shangri-La: Quest for Sacred Caves and Cave People of the Himalaya: Admission is free. Download:
Secrets of Shangri-La screening notice.
Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.
Zazen for members and invited guests
Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.