Weekday Mornings - Mid September to Mid June
The temple gates open at 4:30 AM, and you are free to enter at any point between then and 5:20 for our first period of zazen. Breakfast usually finishes just a bit after 8 AM. You're welcome to join us for any of the activities you wish. Simply enter or leave during an appropriate transition point.
Open zazen 4:30 - 5:20
Robe verse and kinhin 5:20
Zazen 5:30 (Sanzen offered Tuesday and Thursday)
Morning Service 6:15
Temple Cleaning 6:55
Oryoki Breakfast 7:15
Weekday Mornings Summer
The first period of zazen begins at 6:00 AM in the Summer. Breakfast usually finishes just a bit after 8 AM. You're welcome to join us for any of the activities you wish. Simply enter or leave during an appropriate transition point.
Service 6:40am Shortened Morning Service.
Breakfast Finishes 7:45
Sunday Morning Program
Our Sunday morning service begins at 9:00 AM, followed by zazen. There will be a brief break at 9:45 followed by a chanting service, another period of zazen and then a Dharma Talk. Following the talk, tea and snacks are available in the front room.
- 8:50 AM - Orientation to the Zendo and Zazen Instruction
- 9:00 AM - Zazen
- 9:45 AM - Break
- 10:00 AM - Service
- 10:15 AM - Zazen
- 10:45 AM - Dharma Talk
- 11:30 AM - Fellowship
Tuesday Evening Program
The program begins at 7:00 PM with zazen, and there is often a class or other workshop afterward. Zazen may also be followed by kinhin (walking meditation) then a second period of zazen. Please check the current calendar for information.
Zazen 7 p.m.
Class or other activities 7:45 p.m.
Thursday Evening Program
Our Thursday evening program varies throughout the year; we often offer classes on a particular Buddhist topic. Please check the calendar for availability. For April through June 2017, Thursday activities will be open to Term Students only (anyone may join us, however, for zazen from 7:00.)
Sanzen is an opportunity to meet with Ejo formally to discuss questions of practice. Sanzen is usually available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the 5:35 sit. It is also available Sunday mornings once a month from 8:10 to 9:40 (check the calendar for availability). Ejo is also available to meet more informally on Monday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00; prior sign-ups are necessary. For questions or to sign up for a meeting, please contact us.
Note: Due to illness in Ejo's family, sanzen will not be offered at normal scheduled times until further notice.
Fusatsu is a monthly ceremony of atonement and vow renewal. We hold zazen at 7:00 PM, followed by an individual atonement ceremony (participation is optional - may be done silently). After this there is the Fusatsu ceremony which concludes at roughly 8:45 PM. Fusatsu generally takes place on the evening of the full moon. Fusatsu is not held in June, July, or August.