Upcoming Retreats and Events

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.

Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin December 1st-8th 2014.  

Details are forthcoming on  this year’s Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin Monday December 1st through Monday December 8th.  This will be a residential retreat. 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, 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.  Sokuzan will be available for interviews and there will be a Dharma talk offered each day.   If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Kozan.

* 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.