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3-day Rohatsu Sesshin
December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
“…when we practice zazen, it is not that big mind is actually controlling small mind, but simply that when small mind becomes calm, big mind starts it true activity.” ~Suzuki Roshi
For the first time Valley Streams Zen is offering a multi-day, non-residential retreat. This is an opportunity to set aside the concerns of daily life for two and a half days, giving all our attention to our sitting practice and taking care of ourselves as we would take care of a guest. The schedule will include sitting and walking meditation, breaks and Dharma talks. Vegetarian meals will be served in a modified oryoki-style for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Oryoki is the traditional 3-bowl way of serving and eating meals together in silence.
Schedule: Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm.; Sunday, 9 am – noon.
Cost: $60 for full sesshin; $30 per full day; $15 per half day
Please sign up by November 21 by completing the form and returning it to Jim Hare.
Sesshin Signup Form (pdf)
Sign up at the zendo, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by US mail to
VSZS, 3111 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826