Upcoming Retreats and Events

The Open Heart Project presents: “The Daily Dharma Gathering”

Participate in live-streamed meditation and Dharma talks every day with a variety of great Buddhist teachers.  Sokuzan will be teaching throughout this online project.

Daily Dharma Gathering sessions are from 8:00p to 8:30p ET on Mondays through Fridays and 12:00p to 12:30p ET on Saturdays and Sundays. All you have to do is log on using the link you’ll receive upon registration. Each session begins with a short talk before moving into a guided meditation practice with time for a q&a at the end.

Each session is recorded and made available for 24 hours or until it is replaced with the next day’s session.

To learn more and to register, visit The Daily Dharma Gathering webpage. The site will list the schedule of teachers and talks for each week.

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. See schedule for details.  You may turn this into a weekend retreat by coming a day or two before or afterward to participate in the daily study and practice schedule at the Temple. The suggested donation for month’s end sesshin 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.