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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

Annual Corporate Meeting

The Annual Corporate Meeting for the First Zen Institute of America
will be held at the Institute offices at 113 East 30th Street, New York, NY
at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 12. All are invited.

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 March 3-5, 2017 and April 7-9, 2017.

    Download schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat for March 3-5, 2017.

The schedule for March 3 - 5, 2017 is:
  • Friday, March 3:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM The Science of Mindfulness

  • Saturday, March 4:
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, March 5:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00-12:00 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, except for popcorn and lemonade with the film. 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.