Feb
28
Sat
2015
Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Feb 28 @ 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).

Mar
1
Sun
2015
Sunday Service
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Daily Service
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Daily Work
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps
Mar 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
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Evening Meditation
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Mar
3
Tue
2015
Daily Service
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Service

Daily Work
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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