Spending one or more days immersed in Zen practice in the middle of the city is a rare and precious opportunity. These intense, silent meditation days help deepen one’s zazen experience and help prepare for 5 to 7-day sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo.
All Day Sits are typically held on Saturdays; the program will include zazen, chanting, and a formal meal eaten in traditional monastic style. Special talks, readings, and Dharma talks by guest teachers may also be given. Please see our calendar for dates and fees.
7:30 Doors open
8:00 Morning Service
Sarei (formal tea)
12:00-1:20 Lunch, Break
5:00 – 6:00 Informal tea and temple cleaning
Weekend sesshin begin at 6 Friday evening and end at 6 Sunday evening. The schedule is similar to the all day sit schedule, with the addition of an opening ceremony and sitting Friday evening, sitting Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and sitting Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.