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Along with daily meditation practice, the practitioners or students of Zen Buddhism are encouraged to take time off to experience longer and deeper meditation periods during retreats such as this one. A vegetarian lunch will be served. Please note that meditation instruction will still occur at 9 am, but there will be no public program …

Embodied Dana: one-day sit with Laura O’Loughlin, Sep 21 Read More »

Retreat Schedule: Friday and Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm Attendance: Partial attendance is NOT available. Participants are required to attend the full three days of the sesshin. At the end of the sesshin we’ll hold a Jukai ceremony, in which several members of the BZC sangha will formally receive and …

3-Day Sesshin with Kosen Greg Snyder, Oct 11-13 Read More »

Zazenkai literally means “coming together for meditation.” BZC zazenkai’s are one day sesshins with traditional zen forms: zazen, service, dharma talk and oryoki meals. These are distinguished from our less formal one-day retreats, which have meals in the dining area and may include guided meditations, experiential offerings or group discussion. Please note that meditation instruction will still occur at …

1-day zazenkai with Kosen Gregory Snyder, Nov 16 Read More »

This five-day sesshin (formal retreat) with Kosen Greg Snyder runs December 11th-15th.  Retreat schedule:  9 am – 9 pm Wed – Sat, 5:30 am – 4 pm Sunday The retreat will feature periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. There will also be an opportunity for participants to meet with teachers for private practice discussion. The schedule …

Rohatsu Sesshin, Dec 11-15 Read More »