Sample Sesshin Schedules

Schedules for Sesshins and the Weekend Intro Retreat

 

Multi-day Sesshin Sample Schedule

Opening Day
4.00 to 6 pm  Arrival, find your cabin and settle in
6 pm  Dinner
7.30 to 9 pm  Sesshin introduction/zazen

Daily Schedule

5:00am  Wake up: tea and coffee
5:45  Stretching and yoga in zendo (self-led)
6:00  Zazen/kentan
7:45  Breakfast
8:15  Samu (work practice)
9:30  Rest

10:00  Zazen
10:30  Teisho
11:15  Zazen
12:00  Lunch

2:00 pm Tea (self-service)
2:30 Zazen
4:00 Outside walking
4:30 Zazen
5:30 Yoga
6:00 Supper

7:30 Zazen
9:00 Daily closing / retire

Final Closing Day

As above until…
10:30 Teisho
12:15 Closing ceremony
1:00 Celebration lunch

Some sits may happen outside.
Dokusan will usually be offered three or four times a day.

 

Introductory weekend retreat sample schedule

Opening Day
4.00 to 5.30  Arrival, find your cabin, set up
6.00  Supper
7.30  Orientation / Zazen (meditation)
8.40  Daily Closing / Retire

Daily
6.00 Wake up; self-serve coffee/tea in dining room.
6.45  Meditation (Intro Session)
7.45  Breakfast
8.15  Work practice
9.30  Rest
10.00 Meditation
10.30 Talk
11.00 Break
11.15 Meditation (Intro Session)
12.00 Lunch

1.30  Tea (self-service)
2.00  Yoga
2.30  Meditation (Intro Session)
4.00  Outdoor Walking & Break
5.00  Meditation (Intro Session)
6.00  Supper
7.30  Meditation
8.30  Daily Closing / retire

Closing Day
As above, until…
12.00  Closing
12.30 Celebration Lunch

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