Coming and Going Sesshin

Three-week Intensive Zen Practice

February 15th – March 5th, 2015

The coming and going sesshin is an “open house” meditation retreat.

In the tradition of Buddha’s sangha, we will be gathering to support each other in deepening our commitment to Zen practice.

There are several ways in which you can participate:

  • Attending the opening ceremony on February 15th at 7:30 p.m.

  • You can visit the temple for any or all of the practice periods below:

    • 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early morning practice period
      Includes dokusan (individual meetings with a teacher or senior student)

    • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Late morning practice period:
      Includes sutra service, teisho (dharma talk by a teacher or senior student) and dharma dialogue

    • 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon practice period
      Includes dokusan

    • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening practice period
      Includes teisho, dharma dialogue and dokusan

    Donations for any part of a practice period will be gratefully received in the collection bowl in the front hallway.

  • Participating in residential practice by staying at the temple overnight for one or more nights.

    Residential practice cost:

    • $55 per day
    • $345 for any combination of 7 days
    • $655 for any combination of 14 days
    • $825 for the entire February 15th – March 5th period

To register for residential practice please click here.

Meals and lodging are provided with your residential practice registration.
Support is available for those who need financial aid in order to attend residential practice portion of the Coming and Going sesshin. If you need it, please contact: