Weekly Schedule

Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

5:30am-7:00am - Three periods of Zazen with Kinhin.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is Daisan available when a teacher is present.

New additional sitting: Wednesdays 5:00-5.45pm.


Saturday Mornings

9:00am-9:30am - Chanting and Zazen

9:30am-10:00am - Teisho (if a teacher is present)

10:00am-11:00am - Two periods of Zazen with Kinhin

11:00am-12:00pm - Lunch and fellowship

12:00pm-12:30pm - Samu (we clean the zendo)

All day sits (Zazenkai)

On the last Saturday of each month, the morning schedule is supplemented by the following afternoon schedule.

1:00pm-2:00pm Zazen with Kinhin

2:00pm-2:30pm Tea Break

2:30pm-3:30pm Zazen with Kinhin

3:30pm-4:00pm Tea Break

4:00pm-4:30pm Zazen with Kinhin

4:30pm-5:00pm - Roman Catholic Mass, if a presider is present.

5:00pm - Depart

Glossary

Zazen - Sitting Meditation. We usually sit for 25 minutes at a time.

Kinhin - Walking Meditation. We walk in meditation for 5-10 minutes between periods of sitting.

Daisan - Individual instruction with the teacher.

Teisho - A "dharma talk" or "Buddhist sermon."

Samu - Physical work done mindfully

Zendo - A zen hall. The place where we sit.