Study Retreat Tenken Schedule

SATURDAY

Optional early practice
5:47 Light Altar - Large candle,small candle,set out one stick of incense. Light large candle on back table.     
5:50 10 minute Han in lobby on mokugyo.  
6:00 Zazen - after jundo, ring 3 bells with doshi's bows 
 (
O at mat, O while bowing towards his/her cushion & O while bowing to sangha)
6:24 Ring 2 bells to end zazen and signal kinhin 
6:25 Kinhin -  Strike clackers once to start kinhin. X   Some people exit to bathroom.
6:34 Strike clackers to end kinhin, walk back to your cushion and lead bow to sit.  
6:35 Zazen- 
Ring 3 bells to start on your own. O.....O.....O
6:59  Ring 2 bells to end zazen and signal kinhin.  O..O
7:00 Kinhin-Strike clackers once to start kinhin. X   Some people exit to bathroom.
7:09  Strike clackers to end kinhin.    walk back to your cushion and lead bow to sit.  
7:10 Zazen -  
Ring 3 bells to start on your own. O.....O.....O
7:37 
Light Altars - Main altar: small candle, 
set out two sticks of incense, light charcoal for kobaku and remove lid from chip incense. Light candles on side altars.
7:40 Ring one bell to end zazen.   O
7:40 Service - 
play mokugyo for chants in Japanese
8:10 Soji
8:10 Work leader should signal the end of soji, be aware of the time and be his/her backup on this. |A roll down and single sit on the clackers is done:   X.....X...X..X.X.X.Xxxxxxx......X
8:25 Breakfast 
(oatmeal plus potluck)
Break - extinguish candles

Study Retreat starts:
9:17 Main Altar- Light large candle;Lobby Altar - LIght small candle, two sticks of incense     
9:20 Ten minute han
9:30 Zazen - 3 bells with doshi's bows. (O at mat after incense, toward cushion, O away from cushion).  
10:00 Two bells O..O ends zazen periods followed by kinhin.
10:00 Kinhin - clack once to start, 
10:10 clack to end kinhin, X, lead bow to sit
10:10 Zazen - 3 bells to start, 2 to end
10:30 Kinhin - 1 clack to start
10:37 Light Altar - Break out of kinhin line & light small candle, set out one stick of incense, and light candles on side altars.
10:40 clack to end kinhin, X
10:40 Public Dharma Talk (hand bell to ino, no jobs for the tenken)
11:50 Kinhin 
 - clack once to start and once to finish X, lead bow to sit
11:57 Light
 altar; small candle, one stick of incense, charcoal for kobaku. Light candles on side altars

12:00 Service ( Metta Sutta) 
no mokugyo
12:10 Sack Lunch 
1:00 Break
 - extinguish candles

1:47
Main altar - Large candle; Lobby altar- small candle, two sticks of incense.       
1:50 Ten minute han
2:00 Zazen 
2:30 Kinhin 
2:40 Zazen
3:00 
Kinhin
3:10 Class & Discussion
4:47 Altar - small candle, one stick incense, charcoal for kobaku, and side altars. 
4:50 Service (mokugyo for Dai Hi Shin Dharani)
5:00 Dinner Break - extinguish candles 

 Saturday evening

6:47pm Main Altar - Large candle; Lobby Altar- small candle, two sticks of incense. Light large candle on back table.     
6:50pm Ten minute han
7:00pm Zazen or Activity
7:30pm Kinhin or Activity
7:40pm Zazen or Activity
8:10pm Kinhin or Activity
8:20pm Zazen
8:50pm 
Refuges ring bells at end of 3rd repeat with doshi's bowsO,  O, exit O..O
extinguish candles

 

Sunday

 Optional early practice:

6-9 am as Saturday
Break - extinguish candles


Study Retreat starts:
9:17
Main Altar - Large candle, Lobby Altar - small candle, two sticks of incense     
9:20 Ten minute han
9:30 Zazen  
10:00 Kinhin
10:10 Zazen 
10:30 Kinhin 
10:40 Class & Discussion
11:50 Kinhin 
 
12:00 Service ( Metta Sutta) 
no mokugyo
12:10 Sack Lunch 
1:00 Break
 - extinguish candles

1:30 zazen
2:00 kinhin
2:10 class & discussion
3:10 refugesring bells at end of 3rd repeat with doshi's bowsO,  O, exit O..O, extinguish candles
3:20 work
4:00(approx.) end of retreat

Please plan on staying until the work is completed.

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