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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 October 17-19 and November 7-9, 2014.

    Download schedule for the October 2014 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the October 17-19 Weekend Zen Retreat is:
  • Friday October 17:

  • Film at 7:30 P.M. The film to be screened on October 17 is: "A Month of Hungry Ghosts - When They All Return," .
    Admission is free. Download: A Month of Hungry Ghosts - When They All Return screening notice.

  • Saturday October 18:

  • 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, October 19:

  • 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.