Upcoming Retreats and Events

Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin November 30 – December 8, 2014  

Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin will be held Sunday, November 30 -Monday, December 8.  This will be a residential retreat with practice periods from morning through the evening each day.  You are welcome to come for all or part of it.  Ango or “practice period” will include sitting and walking  meditation and various awareness practices such as calligraphy, training in temple forms, leading study groups, contact awareness, and Sokuzan’s “Opening the Eye Mind” teachings. Rohatsu Sesshin will include mainly sitting and walking meditation and oryoki style meals at lunch and dinner. We have oryoki sets that you may purchase  to keep for $45.00, or you may borrow a set for the retreat.  There will be a Dharma talk each day. Sokuzan will be available for interviews, with dana for Teacher appreciated.   We will have more details available  as the retreat approaches. The price including materials, meals, and overnight lodging is $75.00 per day.  Come for all or part of the retreat.  To register or if you have questions, please contact Kozan.


Month’s End Sesshin

Join us for our month’s end, all-day sit from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 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.
The suggested dana for the last Saturday of the month, all-day sit is $30.00 *
The fee for overnight lodging is $35.00 per night *
Please contact Chiezan if you wish to make arrangements for an extra day or lodging.

* Donations are suggested to support the environment to offer the teachings. It also helps support the prison work and other projects. SokukoJi Buddhist Temple Monastery is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Please help us help others. Thank you.