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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 weekend meditation retreats are June 12-14, 2015 and July 10-12, 2015.

    Download schedule the June Weekend Zen Retreat, June 12-14, 2015.

The schedule for the weekend Zen retreat on June 12-14, 2015 is:
  • Friday, June 12:
  • 7:30 P.M. Films: Four modules in the Teaching Company series Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition: Science and Technology in Pre-Modern Asia; Mohammad Iqbal and Rabindranath Tagore; Mohandas Gandhi Satyagraha or Soul-Force; Fukuzawa Yukichi and Han Yongun. Admission is free.

  • Saturday June 13:
  • 9:00 - 12:00 Noon Zazen with Chanting
    12:00 Noon - 1:30 P.M. Lunch Break
    1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Zazen with a reading
    4:30 - 6:00 P.M. Dinner Break
    6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Zazen with gyodo

  • Sunday, June 14:
  • 4:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M. Morning Zazen
    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Breakfast
    9:00 - 12:00 Noon Zazen with Chanting

Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for popcorn and lemonade 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.