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Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in May

  • Sunday, May 06, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
  • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225


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Join us in this rare opportunity to spend the morning doing nothing but zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and bowing.  

We will maintain silence throughout, with the exception of bells to mark meditation periods, and chanting the Refuges aloud when we end. ​

The zazenkai will be led by Ryushin Andrea Thach andrea.thach@gmail.com.  Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

If you are planning to come and this will be your first time, please contact Andrea for orientation. Those materials will also be posted the week of the Zazenkai.

No registration fee, please consider bringing a dana donation for the teacher.

Schedule: Zazen beings at 8:00am, the day concludes with Refuges at 12:30pm.

8:00  zazen (with Robe Chant silently to ourselves)
8:40   kinhin
8:50   zazen
9:30   kinhin
9:40   zazen
10:20  fast kinhin
10:35  bathroom or water break
10:40  zazen
11:30   kinhin
11:40   zazen
12:20  9 bows together, then continue at own pace, end signaled by bell
12:30 chant refuges to close.

There will be a 10 minute period of bowing at your own pace prior to the refuges, and we will have one period of fast kinhin. Both of these activities can be adapted to harmonize with individual needs and abilities. 

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