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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 May 1-3, 2015 and June 12-14, 2015.

    Download schedule the May Weekend Zen Retreat, May 1-3, 2015.

The schedule for the weekend Zen retreat on April 3-5, 2015 is:
  • Friday, May 1:
  • 7:30 P.M. Films: Bones of the Buddha and The Zen Garden at Kinkaku-ji. Admission is free.

  • Saturday May 2:
  • 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, May 3:
  • 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.