Weekly Schedule

Sunday Service 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
A traditional Soto Zen service, with chanting of the Heart Sutra, Daihi Shin Darani, Sandokai, a brief meditation, and a Dharma talk

Wednesday Night Meditation 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sitting and walking meditation followed by Dharma talk
Suggested donation is $5.00 *

Last Saturday of the Month, All-Day Sit (Sesshin) 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Scheduled sitting and walking meditation, private interviews (dokusan) with Sokuzan, and a Dharma talk
Suggested donation is $30.00 *
See our monthly sesshin schedule for details.

Lodging is also available at the temple for the all-day sit or for extended retreat practice.
Suggested donation is $35.00 per night *

If you would like meditation instruction please contact Sokuzan.

* 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.

Daily Open Practice

Monday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Work period
11:00 – Noon Footsteps (Study group)
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English

Tuesday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Work period
11:00 – Noon Footsteps (Study group)
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English

Wednesday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Work period
11:00 – Noon Footsteps (Study group)
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Heart Sutra, sitting and walking meditation
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dharma Talk

Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Work period
11:00 – Noon Footsteps (Study group)
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English

Friday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Work period
11:00 – Noon Footsteps (Study group)
2:30 – 5 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Block Sitting Meditation, Heart Sutra in English

Saturday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Service, Block Sitting
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Heart Sutra in English, Block Sitting

Sunday
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Traditional Soto Zen Service followed by a Dharma talk.