Virtual Zoom Sesshin

December 3-5, 2021

You may register online by clicking here.

(We ask that recordings not be made).

Friday Evening (at 3pm zendo will be open for those in GMT)

7:00 - 7:25 pm Welcome, Sesshin Structure and Zazen

7:25 - 7:30 pm Kinhin

7:30 - 7:55 pm Zazen

7:55 - 8:00 pm Closing for the Day

---Saturday

7:00 - 7:25 am Incense Offering, Gatha of Repentance, Zazen

7:25 - 7:30 am Kinhin

7:30 - 7:55 am Zazen

7:55 - 8:00 am Kinhin

8:00 - 9:00 am Meal Break

9:00 - 9:25 am Zazen

9:25 - 9:30 am Kinhin

9:30-10:00 am Teisho

10:00-10:15 am Q&A

10:15-10:30 am Tea Break

10:30-10:55 am Zazen

10:55-11:00 am Kinhin

11:00-11:25 am Zazen

11:25-11:30 am Kinhin

11:30-11:45 am Chanting

11:45- 2:00 pm Meal Break

2:00-2:25 pm Words of Encouragement and Zazen

2:25-2:30 pm Kinhin

2:30-2:55 pm Zazen

2:55-3:00 pm Chant

3:15-4:30 Optional Daisan

---Sunday Morning,

7:00 - 7:25 am Incense Offering, Gatha of Repentance, Zazen

7:25 - 7:30 am Kinhin

7:30 - 7:55 am Zazen

7:55 - 8:00 am Kinhin

8:00 - 9:00 am Meal Break

9:00 - 9:25 am Zazen

9:25 - 9:30 am Kinhin

9:30- 9:55 am Talk

10:00-10:15 am Tea Break

10:15-11:15 am Final Chant and Council Circle

11:15-12:30 Optional Daisan









Silent retreats (sesshins) offer an opportunity to develop a deeper contemplative prayer life, strengthened by the presence of others. Zazen or sitting meditation is the practice of stilling the mind through attentiveness to the breath. Together with stillness of the body, this frees the mind from its ordinary activities of thinking, and speculating.

Zen silent retreats are open to persons of all religious and non-religious affiliations; they includes zazen (seated meditation in 25 minute periods), kinhin (walking meditation), chanting, dharma talks and daisan (one on one interviews with the teachers), and beginners instruction.

ANGOS - During the Lenten and Advent seasons, Roshi Kennedy often presents a reading each weekday that he is not travelling in order to support the deepening of our practice. We call these periods of intensified practice Angos. You can view an archive of our 2009-2016 Ango readings here

Retreats

RETREATS

Upcoming Retreats (Sesshins)

Please see our Weekly Schedule page for our open meditation sessions at our Zendo and online. Here we list upcoming (tentative) retreats led by Roshi Kennedy at other locations and Zoom.

2021

Quarterly MSZ virtual sesshins:

June 4-5-6

September 10-11-12

December 4-5-6

tbc 2022 Grey Heron Zendo, Dominican Retreat Center, Tallagh , Ireland. To register Contact Anita Kenny, retreathouse@eircom.net, Tel. 011 353 (1) 404 8123

2022 April 1-3 Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

2022 Nov 10- Nov 12 Grand Coteau, LA The Jesuit Spirituality Center at St Charles College https://jesuitspiritualitycenter.org/2020-retreat/