Calendar

Aug
25
Thu
2016
Evening Service and Meditation
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Daily Service
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Aug 27 @ 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).

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Sunday Service
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Mon
2016
Daily Service
Aug 29 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
30
Tue
2016
Daily Service
Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Aug 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
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
31
Wed
2016
Daily Service
Aug 31 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Aug 31 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Wednesday Service
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting and walking meditation followed by Dharma talk

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Daily Service
Sep 1 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Samu: Daily Work
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Sep 1 @ 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 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Service and Meditation
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English