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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 retreats are May 6-8, 2016 and June 10-12, 2016.

    Download schedule the Weekend Zen Retreat on May 6-8, 2016.

The schedule for the weekend Zen retreat on May 6-8, 2016 is:
  • Friday, May 06:
  • 7:30 P.M. Film: Kumare. Admission is free.

  • Saturday May 07:
  • 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 - 5:30 P.M. Dinner Break
    5:30 - 6:00 P.M. Buddha's Birthday Celebration
    6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Zazen with walking meditation

  • Sunday, May 08:
  • 4:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M. Morning Zazen
    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Breakfast
    9:00 - 10:00 A.M. Zazen with a reading
    10:30 A.M. Departure for Woodlawn
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.