Schedule

Please check the announcements for any upcoming changes to the schedule.

Weekly Practice
See below for a narrative version of the schedule, and a list of monthly practice opportunities.

You may come for either or both periods of meditation, but please enter and leave only during walking meditation or between the second period and service.

Weekly Zazen Schedule
The Third Sunday of each month, the schedule starts at 9am with 40 minutes of zazen, then 10 minutes of kinhin. This pattern continues for 4 periods, followed by a break for lunch at 12:10. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat with others. The same schedule is repeated in the afternoon beginning at 1:30pm, ending at 4:40pm. There is no sitting other Sundays.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00am zazen 6:00am zazen 6:00am zazen 9:00am zazen See below
6:40 kinhin 6:40 kinhin 6:40 kinhin 9:40 kinhin
6:50am zazen 6:50am zazen 6:50am zazen 9:50am talk
7:20 service 7:20 service 7:20 service 10:45 end
7:40am end 7:40am end 7:40am end
6:00pm zazen
6:30 kinhin
6:40pm zazen
7:10pm end

Printable Schedule

Here is a printable, PDF Schedule.


Weekly Practice (Narrative version)

  • You may come for either or both periods of meditation, but please enter and leave only during walking meditation or between the second period and service.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning, 6:00 – 7:40 AM

One 40-minute period of zazen-meditation, followed by 10 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation), a 30-minute period of zazen, and finishing with a 20-minute service which includes bowing and chanting.

Thursday evening, 6:00 – 7:10 PM

A 30-minute period of zazen, followed by 10 minutes of kinhin, and then a second 30-minute period of zazen.

Saturday morning, 9 – 10:30 AM   [Very brief zendo orientation: 8:40 – 8:50 AM]

One 40-minute period of zazen, 10 minutes of kinhin, and a dharma talk or discussion. Occasionally we will have a second period of zazen instead. Afterward, for those who can stay, there is a brief soji (temple cleaning) and informal tea.


Monthly Practice Events

Third Sunday of each month, 9 – 5 Zazen

This is just sitting, with four 40-minute periods in the morning, an hour-and-20-minute brown-bag lunch, and four 40-minute periods in the afternoon. You may come for any part of the day, but please enter and leave only during walking meditation. The schedule is explained on the bottom of the table below.

Second Tuesday of each month, 7 – 9 PM Open Discussion

All Sangha members are welcome to bring their questions and topic ideas related to practice for this open discussion. Informal sit from 7:00 – 7:30. Feel free to enter the Zendo at anytime during this period. Discussion begins at 7:30. This group generally goes on hiatus in June, July, and August, and resumes in September. Please check the home page for updates or check with Ralph Loeffler at ralph.loeffler ‘at’ gmail.com