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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 retreats are Rohatsu week December 5 - December 11, 2016 and January 6-8, 2017.

    Download schedule for Rohatsu Week, December 5 - 11, 2016.

The schedule for Rohatsu Week, December 5 - 11, 2016 is:
  • Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9:
  • Morning Zazen: 5:30-7:30 AM
    Evening Zazen: 7:00-9:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 10:
  • 5:30 – 7:30 AM Zazen
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast Break
    9:00-12:00 Noon Zazen
    12:00-1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen
    9:00-10:00 PM Evening Break with Tea
    10:00-12:00 Midnight Zazen

  • Sunday, December 11:
  • 5:30-7:30 AM Zazen
    7:45 AM Rohatsu Ceremony
    8:00 AM Breakfast

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, December 11. 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.