Upcoming Retreats and Events:
Reserve Your Spot Now for SokukoJi’s December Retreat
Join us in retreat at SokukoJi in Battle Creek, Michigan December 1st through December 8th. This is a great opportunity to deepen your awareness practice with the support of sangha! Sokuzan Bob Brown will give a Dharma talk and be available for interviews each day.
December 1st through 4th is Ango (practice period). There will be block sitting practice (shikantaza) in the morning, and the afternoon will include various awareness practices like Dharma study, calligraphy, oryoki, ikebana, temple forms, work periods and more meditation practice.
On December 5th-8th there will be traditional Soto Zen sesshin to honor the enlightenment of the Buddha. This will be a period of intensive meditation practice. Lunch and dinner will be served oryoki style in the zendo.
Come for any or all of these activities. Lodging is available at the temple. The cost is $70.00/day, which includes 3 meals, lodging, and expenses for the day’s activities. If you register by November 1st there will be a discounted rate of $65.00/day.
The FINAL DEADLINE for registration is WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27th. If you have questions, contact Kozan at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your registration to SokukoJi Buddhist Community-North,PO box 256, Acme MI 49610.
Number of days ______________ X $70.00/day = ____________
(Multiply number of days x $65.00/day if you register by November 1st)
Please indicate what days you will be attending
Please make checks payable to SokukoJi Buddhist Community.
SokukoJi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Month’s End Sesshin: Join us for month’s end all day sit from 9am to 9 pm on the last Saturday of each month. You may turn this into a weekend retreat by coming a day or two before or afterward to participate in the daily scheduled services at the temple (refer to our calendar page for the daily schedule). The suggested dana for the last Saturday of the month all day sit is $30.00. and the fee for overnight lodging is $35.00 per night. Please contact Chiezan at email@example.com to set up your retreat.