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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 May 16-18 and June 20-22, 2014.

    Download schedule for the May 2014 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the May 16-18 Weekend Zen Retreat is:
  • Friday May 16:

  • Film at 7:30 P.M. The film to be screened on May 16 is "Souls of Zen". Admission is free. Download: Souls of Zen screening notice.

  • Saturday May 17:

  • 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, May 18:

  • 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 10:00 AM 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 breakfast on Sunday morning. 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.