One-Day Sesshin (two talks) - Tenken Schedule

One Day Sesshin Tenken's Schedule

5:30 arrive, open building

5:55 light altar for opening: both candles, greeting sticks, no kobako, one stick out.  No han (to let the neighbors sleep)

6:00am zazen (opening with robe chant, early morning bells, and priest's jundo)

(Ino or Doan does big bells w/prostrations, do 3 bells with doshi after jundo: o at mat, o towards seat, o away from seat)

6:25am kinhin (Two bells ends zazen before kinhin. Start and end kinhin with clackers. Returning to seats after kinhin lead bow, sit down)

6:35am zazen (Three bells to start zazen, on your own)

7:00am kinhin

7:10am zazen

7:37 light altar for service: small candle,  yes kobako, no greeting sticks, two incense sticks out

7:40am service (Heart Sutra, Enmei Jukku, Merging of Difference and Unity) (Play mokugyo for Enmei Jukku)

8:00am soji (Extinguish altar)

8:15am oryoki breakfast (light altar for meal: big candle, small candle, offer one stick incense on your own)

8:55am break (Extinguish altar) 

9:18 light altar for opening: both candles, greeting sticks, no kobako, one stick out
9:20 Ten Minute Han

9:30am zazen (bells with priest:  o at mat after incense offering, o towards seat, o away from seat)

10:00am kinhin

10:10am zazen

10:40am kinhin

10:50am Dharma Talk (no jobs, Ino does bells)

11:40am kinhin

11:50am zazen (three bells on your own, note just 20 minutes)

12:07 light altar for service: small candle,  yes kobako, no greeting sticks, one incense stick out

12:10pm service (Metta Sutta) (no jobs)

12:20 oryoki lunch (no jobs)

1:00 break (extinguish altar)


1:48 light altar for opening: both candles, greeting sticks, no kobako, one stick out
1:50 Ten Minute Han

2:00 zazen (bells with priest:  o at mat after incense offering, o towards seat, o away from seat)

2:30 kinhin

2:40 zazen

3:10 kinhin

3:20 Dharma Talk (no jobs, Ino does bells)

4:10 kinhin

4:20 zazen

4:50 kinhin (during kinhin: light altar for service: small candle,  yes kobako, no greeting sticks, one incense sticks out)

5:00 service (Dai Hi Shin Dharani) (play mokugyo)

5:10 oryoki dinner

5:50 break (extinguish altar)


6:48 light altar for opening: both candles, greeting sticks, no kobako, one stick out
6:50 Ten Minute Han

7:00 zazen (bells with priest:  o at mat after incense offering, o towards seat, o away from seat)

7:30 kinhin

7:40 Encouraging Words (no bells to start, ring bell twice at 8:10 for kinhin)

8:10 kinhin

8:20 zazen (three bells on your own)

8:50 refuges (get ready at end of third repeat: ring bell once as priest bows, two rings as exits, lead final bow when sangha is ready to leave the zendo)

9:00 end of day (extinguish altar)

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