Calendar

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

Nov
27
Mon
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

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

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

Daily work period or samu.

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

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

Evening Meditation
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
29
Wed
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

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

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

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

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

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Dec
1
Fri
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Daily Meditation
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
4
Mon
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Evening Meditation
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
5
Tue
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Evening Meditation
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
6
Wed
2017
Samu: Daily Work
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.