Sittings: Zen Meditation Sessions
Sundays, 6:15pm - arrival, 6:30pm - meditation, 8:00pm - tea, 8:15pm - end (LZC Zoom)
- June 5 - closed for sesshin
- June 12 - sit, kinhin, then hearing a recorded teisho
- June 19 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes Group Instruction
- June 26 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; Intro to Zen at 5:15 pm
- July 3 - closed for holiday
- July 10 - Extended Sitting 6:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at HPWZ; no evening sit on LZC Zoom
- July 17 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes Group Instruction
- July 24 - closed for sesshin
- July 31 - sit, kinhin, then hearing a recorded teisho
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15pm - arrival, 6:30pm - meditation, 7:40pm - tea, 8:00pm - end (HPWZ Hybrid)
- 30-minute sit, 7-minute kinhin, then 30-minute sit; closed July 26 & 28
Wednesdays, 6:45am - arrival; 7:00am - meditation, 7:30am - Private Instruction, 8:00am - end (RZC Zoom)
- 60-minute sit with bell half-way for a posture change;closed July 27
Fridays, 6:45pm - arrival, 7:00pm - meditation, 7:30pm - Private Instruction, 8:00pm - end (RZC Zoom)
- 60-minute sit with bell half-way for a posture change; closed July 29
Saturdays, 6:45am - arrival, 7:00am - meditation, 8:00am - tea, 8:15am - end (HPWZ)
- 60-minute sit with bell half-way for a posture change; TBD July 9, closed July 30
Our Floating Zendo practices in these locations:
- Sunday evenings will remain on LZC Zoom until in-person sits resume at IBY.
- Tuesday and Thursday evenings are hybrid. You may attend in-person at HPWZ or on LZC Zoom.
- Wednesday mornings and Friday evenings are hosted by our mother temple on RZC Zoom.
- Saturday mornings are in-person-only at HPWZ.
- Arrival. The zendo opens 15 minutes early allowing you to settle in and begin meditation. If attending in-person, you may also experiment with different meditation postures and cushions during this time.
- Meditation. The schedule of zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation) varies daily. Some days include meditation instruction before or during the meditation session. In addition, Sundays might include: (1) a recorded teisho (formal Dharma talk by a Zen teacher in our lineage) or (2) a live Dharma talk (semi-formal talk, reading, or practice encouragement) by our group leader. We end all our sittings by chanting the Four Bodhisattvic Vows (p. 36 of the chant book).
- Introduction to Zen, Group Instruction, Private Instruction, and Advising are varying types of Meditation Instruction.
- Tea. When meditation ends, all are invited to an optional "tea". Because sittings are done in silence with the eyes lowered, tea time is an opportunity to ask questions or to simply socialize with like-minded others.
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