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 longer sesshins at Dai Bosatsu Zendo.
All-Day Sits are typically held on Sundays. The program includes zazen, chanting, a Dharma talk, and the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with a teacher. Please see our calendar for dates and fees.
7:15 Doors open
8:00 Morning Service, Kinhin
9:00 Sarei (formal tea), Zazen, Practice interviews
12:00 Lunch, Break
2:00 Sarei, Zazen, Kinhin
3:00 Dharma Talk, Kinhin, Zazen
4:45 Closing Ceremony
5-6:00 Temple cleaning and informal tea
Weekend sesshins begin at 7 p.m. Friday evening and end at 6 p.m. Sunday evening. The schedule is similar to the All-Day Sit schedule, with the addition of an opening ceremony and zazen periods on Friday evening, on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with talks and individual meetings with our teachers. Health Protocols apply.