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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

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 weekend meditation retreats on November 7-9 and December 1-7 (Rohatsu), 2014.

    Download schedule for the November 2014 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the November 7-9 Weekend Zen Retreat is:
  • Friday November 7:

  • Films at 7:30 P.M. The films to be screened on November 7 are: A History of Zen Buddhism, Part I: Zen Beginnings, and The Zen Garden at Ginkakuji. Admission is free. Download: A History of Zen Buddhism, Part I: Zen Beginnings screening notice.

  • Saturday November 8:

  • 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M. Lunch Break
    1:30 to 4:30 P.M. Zazen with a reading
    4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Dinner Break
    6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Zazen with gyodo

  • Sunday, November 9:

  • 4:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. Zazen with chanting
    7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Breakfast
    9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, popcorn with the movie on Friday night. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

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.