Calendar

Sep
25
Mon
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Sep 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
26
Tue
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
27
Wed
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Wednesday Service
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting and walking meditation followed by Dharma talk

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Sesshin
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Last Saturday of the Month, All-Day Sit (Sesshin) 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Scheduled sitting and walking meditation, private interviews (dokusan) with Sokuzan, and a Dharma talk
Suggested donation is $30.00 *

See our Monthly Sesshin Schedule for details.

Lodging is also available at the temple for the all-day sit or for extended retreat practice.
Suggested donation is $35.00 per night *

If you would like meditation instruction please contact Sokuzan.

* Donations are suggested to support the environment to offer the teachings. It also helps support the prison work and other projects. SokukoJi Buddhist Temple Monastery is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Please help us help others. Thank you.

Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Morning Segment

Interview Protocol: Interviews with Sokuzan may begin in the morning. Please sign up on the whiteboard hanging in the kitchen. If you cannot stay for the entire sesshin and wish to have an interview, please note the time you will be leaving next to your name so arrangements can be made to accommodate your schedule.

Aside from the Morning Service, the morning segment will be Block Sitting. This means that there will be no gongs or scheduled walking meditation for this “block” of time. You may sit the entire period (not required) or, if you feel you need to, you can also do walking meditation on your own (slow kinhin style). Please feel free to use the restroom or get water or tea as needed and return to your cushion.

9:00 AM – Sitting (Chant Morning Service)
12:00 Noon – Lunch at A Taste of India – 215 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek (each diner pays for own meal)

Afternoon Segment
(Interviews with Sokuzan continue).

1:15 PM – Samu (Work) Session – (Gather in Zendo to bow in and receive work assignments)
2:45 PM – Break
3:00 PM – Sitting
3:30 PM – Walking
3:40 PM – Sitting
4:10 PM – Tea Break
4:30 PM – Sokuzan’s talk
5:30 PM – Supper at local restaurant (each diner pays for own meal)

Evening Segment
(Interviews with Sokuzan continue).

7:00 PM – Sitting (Chant Heart Sutra in English)
7:30 PM – Walking
7:40 PM – Sitting
8:10 PM – Walking
8:20 PM – Sitting
9:00 PM – Closing chants and final gong

(Try to enter when walking meditation is occurring if you can, but you may come and go as your own schedule permits).

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Daily Meditation
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Tue
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.