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Schedule of Activities

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Zazen meditation (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 August 12-14, 2016 and September 9-11, 2016.

    Download the schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat on August 12-14, 2016.

The schedule for the weekend Zen retreat on August 12-14, 2016 is:
  • Friday, August 12:
  • 7:30 P.M. Film: A Pearl in the Forest Admission is free.

  • Saturday August 13:
  • 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 walking meditation

  • Sunday, August 14:
  • 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 a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Readings for this retreat will come from The Book Of Serenity, translated by Thomas Cleary. 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.