3-day sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Nomon Tim Burnett, and Shuso Ryushin Kate McKenna closes our Winter practice period.
The practice of sesshin is a powerful opportunity - watching the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening from your seat in the zendo. The day includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, optional private meetings with the teacher, formal oryoki meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.
The retreat closes with the Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony on Sunday at 11am. All in the practice period are invited to this ceremony.
Schedule: Thursday 7pm - 9pm, Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday 6am - 9pm, Sunday 6am - 3pm
Meals: oryoki breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Options: you may come to the Dharma Talks Friday and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm; please come to the Shuso Ceremony on Sunday at 11am.
Close of the Sesshin: The shuso ceremony is followed by lunch and work period with all leaving the Dharma Hall by 3pm. Those traveling from afar will be able to leave at about 2:00pm if needed to make connections to get home.
Oryoki: sets available to borrow ($10 donation) and purchase ($50) and oryoki instruction will be provided during the retreat, and is available at other times in practice period by request.
Attendance: Initially only Full Time attendance is offered. You must be able to attend the entire sesshin (extra rest breaks for modified schedules are okay) including Thursday night, all day Friday, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning to register at this time.
Housing: We will try to assist with housing for out of town retreatants, however we often have a large number of requests. Be sure to register soon and indicate in your registration that you need housing. There is no need to contact the registrar separately to request housing, it is built into the registration process.
Red Cedar Zen Community is a 501(c) non-profit organization.