Calendar

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Evening Service and Meditation
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Jun 24 @ 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).

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 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
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

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

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 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
Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
28
Wed
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 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
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Wednesday Service
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting and walking meditation followed by Dharma talk

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 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
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book study. Currently studying the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, translated by Red Pine.