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22 october, 6:45am - noon:
Half Day Sitting

Register:  please email info@forestcityzen.org

Meditation retreats play an important role in Zen.  This half-day sitting is designed to be a gentle introduction to the experience of sitting for more than one or two periods of zazen at a time.  All periods of zazen are 30 minutes, and a Dharma Talk will be given. 

7:00 – 7:30 Zazen

7:30 – 7:40 Kinhin

7:40 – 8:10 Zazen

8:10 – 8:20 In place stretching

8:20 – 9:00 Dharma Talk

9:00 – 9:15 Stretch/Kinhin (7/8)

9:15 – 9:45 Zazen

9:45 – 9:55 Kinhin

9:55 – 11:10 Zuiza (Open Zazen (see below))

11:10 – 11:20 In place stretching

11:20 – 11:40 Zazen

11:40 – 12:00 Chanting

12:00 Informal Tea

Please exit or enter the zendo only during kinhin. Thanks.

Open Zazen: This is a meditation period where you may sit zazen or do kinhin as you please. It is not an opportunity to take a break. Please restrict your activity to either zazen or kinhin.