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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 September 5-7 and October 17-19, 2014.

    Download schedule for the September 2014 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the September 5-7 Weekend Zen Retreat is:
  • Friday September 05:

  • Film at 7:30 P.M. The film to be screened on September 7 is: "Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition," modules 21-24: Al-Biruni - Islam in India; Nanak and Sirhindi - Sikhism and Sufism; Han Yu to Zhu Xi - Neo-Confucianism and Wang Yangming - TThe Study of Heart-Mind.
    Admission is free. Download: Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition screening notice.

  • Saturday September 06:

  • 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, September 07:

  • 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.