Rohatsu, a 7 day silent meditation intensive, is our most rigorous of the year. “Rohatsu” means the eighth day of the twelfth month, when Shakyamuni Buddha was said to awaken to the Way upon seeing the morning star. We commemorate the Buddha’s awakening by engaging in the same practice that he did beneath the Bodhi tree.
Sesshin at Buddha Eye Temple consist of zazen interspersed with kinhin (walking meditation) chanting, samu (work practice) and formal oryoki-style vegetarian meals. You may join us for all or part of the sesshin, and dormitory space is available for overnight stays. Please read the forms linked below carefully, and bring registration forms to the temple or e-mail your information no later than Wednesday, November 30.