November 30 - December 8, 2018
This sesshin commemorates the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. During this sesshin we practice in complete silence. The schedule consists of fourteen 50-minute periods with a short break, following each meal. The sesshin is an opportunity for participants to focus strictly on zazen with minimal distractions. If you wish to participate, we recommend that you read Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi in order to understand the significance of the sesshin. We also recommend you have some retreat experience before participating in an Uchiyama Roshi Style Sesshin.
Guidelines for sesshin and retreat are here.
Registration two weeks before the start of the retreat is $345, after 2 weeks is $397. Registration will not be accepted within one week of the start date.
Daily Schedule: (same as 2017)
6:00 pm Supper
7:30 pm Orientation
8:00 pm Zazen
8:50 pm End of Day
Dec 1 - 7
03:40 am Wakeup
09:00 End of Day
Dec 7 evening
09:00 Formal silent tea
End of Retreat
After you make your payment you'll be taken automatically to our registration form, which you can complete and submit online.
You may choose to sleep in the zendo, in our dorm or somewhere offsite for which you've made arrangements. There is no charge for sleeping on the zendo floor with your own bedding while you're attending a Sanshin practice event. No need to add anything to your shopping cart; just indicate on your registration form that that's your plan. If you prefer a dorm space, please reserve below.
Please be sure to indicate in your shopping cart the number of nights for which you are reserving a bed; the default is one.