Upcoming Retreats and Events


The Open Heart Project presents: “The Daily Dharma Gathering” Jan 20-April 20 2015

Participate in live-streamed meditation and Dharma talks every day with a variety of great Buddhist teachers. There is opportunity for Q and A at the end of each talk.  Sokuzan will be teaching throughout this online event.

Each session will be recorded and made available until the next day’s session.  To learn more and to register, go to: http://susanpiver.com/program/daily-dharma-gathering/ The site will list the schedule of teachers and talks for each week.

Meditation Retreat April 17-18, 2015 Traverse City, Michigan: “What Should I Do?” Sokuzan Talks about Consensus Reality

Traverse City Mindfulness Meditation Group and SokukoJi Buddhist Community are hosting a two-day meditation retreat at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 6726 Center Road in Traverse City, Michigan. Sokuzan will give meditation instruction, private interviews for asking questions about personal practice, and a Dharma talk each day as it arises from the theme of the retreat. There will also be scheduled periods of sitting and walking meditation.

Beginners are welcome!  See announcement/registration. Contact Kozan for more details.

“Meditation: Mundane or Spiritual?” Monday April 20 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm in Traverse City, Michigan

Sokuzan will give this public talk on meditation in the renovated historic chapel on the old state hospital grounds in Traverse City now known as Kirkbride Hall at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. See the Meditation Mundane or Spiritual announcement for details and directions.

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 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.