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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 August 8-10 and September 5-7, 2014.

    Download schedule for the August 2014 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the August 8-10 Weekend Zen Retreat is:
  • Friday August 08:

  • Film at 7:30 P.M. The film to be screened on August 8 is: "Marco Polo's Roof of the World":
    Admission is free. Download: Marco Polo's Roof of the World screening notice.

  • Saturday August 09:

  • 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, August 10:

  • 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.