Last Saturday of the Month All Day Sesshin

Sokuzan giving a dharma talk
Sokuzan giving a dharma talk

Join us for the last Saturday of the month all day sesshin at SokukoJi Buddhist Temple Monastery, this month on Saturday May 28th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  See sesshin schedule for details.  There will be a potluck style lunch in the community room, so please bring a dish to pass if possible.  Supper will be oryoki style (a traditional three bowl Japanese style meal) in the zendo, with instruction provided.

getting ready for oryoki in the zendo
getting ready for oryoki in the zendo

Sokuzan will give meditation instruction, a dharma talk, and be available for private interviews (Dokusan). Suggested donation is $40.00 for the day, which includes lunch and supper. Additional dana for our teacher is appreciated.  Overnight accommodations may be available. Beginners are welcome. To rsvp or for questions, contact Chiezan.

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“Looking Into Dark Places” December 1-8 2015 Sesshin

Great Practice Opportunity! 

Join us for SokukoJi’s annual Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin: “Looking Into Dark Places” December 1-8 2015. 

"Awareness is a Cowboy" by Sokuzan
“Awareness is a Cowboy” by Sokuzan

It was going to be a full house but two people who’ve registered are now unable to come, so we still have openings for residential practice during this retreat. If you don’t require lodging, you may register for just daytime practices. Sokuzan will give Dharma talks each day and is available for personal interviews to discuss your practice.  For more details, visit our retreats page or contact Kozan

Sokuzan to give lecture with Q&A, sign books

Sokuzan, Abbot of SokukoJi Zen Buddhist Temple Monastery, will give a lecture called “Why Meditate?” at Battle Creek Books Friday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Question and Answer session will follow. Sokuzan will also be available to sign copies of his book “A Meditation Primer.”

For more information, visit or call 269-441-BOOK.