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Silent Meditation Retreat Calendar

Sesshin Dates Length Enrollment
Opens
Enrollment
Closes
Member
Cost*
Non-Member
Cost*
March 1-4, 2024 3 days Apply Now Feb 23 $75-$150 $100-$150
June 5-9, 2024 4 days May 1 May 28 $100-$200 $125-$225
September 13-16, 2024 3 days Aug 1 Sept 6 $75-$150 $100-$150
December 27-31, 2024 4 days Nov 1 Dec 20 $100-$200 $125-$225

*Please be as generous as you can. If you are experiencing economic hardship and are in need of financial assistance, please check the appropriate box on the application and make a donation that meets your situation and provides support to ZCSD.

A negative COVID test is required to attend sesshin in person.

When enrollment is open for an upcoming sesshin you will find an "Apply Now" link in the "Enrollment Opens" column. To register (for full time or part time), click that link to complete the application and make your payment.

SAMPLE SESSHIN SCHEDULE

(NOTE: Specific retreats may vary; participants will receive the schedule by email before sesshin begins)

FIRST EVENING

6:15     Newcomer Orientation (for 1st and 2nd timers sitting in the zendo)
6:50     Sesshin begins (please be in your seats)
7:00     Zazen
7:30     Kinhin
7:40     Zazen
8:10     Closing Vows & Bows; Brief Guidelines for the Weekend
              Brief Guidelines for the Weekend

EACH FULL DAY

6:15     Rice Offering
6:30     Zazen
7:00     Kinhin
7:20     Zazen
7:50     Service (followed by breakfast prep)
8:15      Breakfast
8:40      Work Practice
10:00    Break

10:30    Zazen
11:00     Kinhin
11:10      Zazen
11:35     Bowing Practice
11:45     Dharma Talk
12:30     Kinhin
12:40     Zazen
1:05      Lunch Prep (Food Service)
1:20        Lunch (followed by break)

3:00     Zazen
3:30     Kinhin
3:40     Zazen
4:10      Kinhin
4:20     Zazen
4:50     Reading
5:00    Snack (followed by break)

6:30     Zazen
7:00     Kinhin
7:10      Zazen
7:40     Closing Vows and Bows

LAST DAY

Same as each full day until:

10:30    Zazen
11:00     Kinhin
11:10      Zazen
11:40      Kinhin
11:45     Closing Remarks; Vows and Bows