Join us at New York Zendo Shobo-ji to commemorate the founding of our temple. Established on September 15, 1968 by Soen Nakagawa Roshi and Eido Shimano Roshi, it was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers in the United States. For over half a century we have continued to offer authentic Rinzai Zen training amid the bustle of life in Manhattan. Sesshin will be led by our abbot, Shinge Roshi, and will include zazen, chanting, sarei, teisho and dokusan. Formal jihatsu meals will be served.
At the conclusion of sesshin we will hold a celebration to honor and give thanks for the decades of contribution Shinge Roshi has made to the Sangha as she prepares for retirement this fall. There will be light dinner and music. The fee is $140 for members, $165 for nonmembers and $25 for the celebration only. No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please contact the office for assistance. ZSS Health Protocols apply.
Registration for Anniversary Sesshin is closed. There are a very few spaces available if you wish to attend the Celebration after the close of Anniversary Sesshin at 6 p.m. on Sunday. You are most welcome to register for Soen Shaku Sesshin, October 27-29 at New York Zendo, and for Harvest Sesshin, November 7-12 at Dai Bosatsu Zendo.
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