Extended Sitting Schedules
Saturday Half Day Sitting
Half Day Sittings are alternating sitting (30 minute periods) and walking meditation. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to come to these activities as they are an excellent introduction to Soto Zen practice. More experienced practitioners are also encouraged as these sittings are a way to connect with deeper meditative experiences in the midst of our hectic daily lives. You are welcome to come to any part of the day.
Typical Half Day Schedule:
8 – 8:40 a.m. meditation/robe chant
8:40 – 8:50 a.m. service/chanting
8:50 – 9 a.m. Rearrange zendo for Come As You Are Zen
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Come As You Are Zen (Public Lecture)
10:30 – 10:35 a.m. Rearrange zendo
10:35 – 10:45 a.m. Kinhin (walking meditation) or Break
10:45 – 11:20 a.m. meditation
11:20 – 11:30 a.m. walking meditation (or break)
11:30- 11:55 a.m. meditation
11:55 – noon closing service
Sunday Full Day Sitting
These meditation retreats begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Lunch will be a formal Oryoki meal. Unlike the Half Day Sittings, we ask that you indicate beforehand if you intent to come. You can sign up for the sitting at the zendo or by contacting Shinshu. For more information write firstname.lastname@example.org.