Weekday Mornings (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.
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
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.