Calendar

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
22
Wed
2017
Daily Service
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Wednesday Service
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting and walking meditation followed by Dharma talk

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Daily Service
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 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
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Daily Service
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Feb 25 @ 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).

Feb
26
Sun
2017
Sunday Service
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A traditional Soto Zen service, with chanting of the Heart Sutra, Daihi Shin Darani, Hokyo Zanmai, Gojushichi Butsu, a brief meditation, and a Dharma talk given by Sokuzan.

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Daily Service
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
28
Tue
2017
Daily Service
Feb 28 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.