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Join us on Saturday September 8 from 9am-2pm for a beginner’s Zen retreat.
$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Pre-registration available below and it’s also OK to just show up on the day-of without registering
Schedule for the day:
9am: Introductions and questions
Sitting meditation instructions: chairs, cushions and benches
Walking meditation instructions
Q and A
10am: Sitting meditation/Walking meditation/Sitting meditation/Walking meditation
(15 min/10 min/15 min/10 min)
10:50 Dharma talk from Koshin our Abbot
11:20 Walking meditation
11:30 Body work such as qi gong
12:00 lunch in the three bowl style, with instruction
12:30 cleaning and work practice
1:00 instruction on tea, chanting, bows, and the role of the leaders of the service (the jiki and shoji)
1:15 tea and chanting,
1:30 15 minute sitting meditation
1:45 Q and A, wrap-up
Please register below or feel free to just show up on the day of the event.