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    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
  • Wednesday Service: 7:00-8:30pm
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15401 Westside Highway, Vashon

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Beginner’s Zen Retreat

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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

Why retreat?
Sitting meditation instructions: chairs, cushions and benches
Walking meditation instructions
Q and A

9:50am: break

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

11:50 break

12:00 lunch in the three bowl style, with instruction

12:30 cleaning and work practice

12:50 break

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

2:00 Conclusion

Please register below or feel free to just show up on the day of the event.

Sep 8 beginner’s Zen retreat advance signup


September 8
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Havurat Ee Shalom
15401 Westside Highway
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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