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Rohatsu Sesshin, evening program (online)

Evening Rohatsu schedule, Tuesday - Thursday, 5 pm - 8:45 pm. 5:00   Zazen 5:30   Service Break/Dinner 7:30   Zazen 8:00   Kinhin 8:10   Zazen 8:40   Refuges Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, morning program (online)

Morning Rohatsu schedule, Monday - Wednesday. 6:00   Zazen 6:30   Kinhin 6:40   Zazen 7:10   Service Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule     Register on Eventbrite.com This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and for […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, evening program (online)

Evening Rohatsu schedule, Tuesday - Thursday, 5 pm - 8:45 pm. 5:00   Zazen 5:30   Service Break/Dinner 7:30   Zazen 8:00   Kinhin 8:10   Zazen 8:40   Refuges Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, evening program (online)

Evening Rohatsu schedule, Tuesday - Thursday, 5 pm - 8:45 pm. 5:00   Zazen 5:30   Service Break/Dinner 7:30   Zazen 8:00   Kinhin 8:10   Zazen 8:40   Refuges Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, One-Day Sitting (online)

One-Day Sitting - ONLINE -  6 am - 8:45 pm The Zoom link and schedule will be sent to those  who have registered at Eventbrite.com. Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, One-Day Sitting (in person)

One-Day Sitting - in person -  9 am - 5 pm This sitting will be in person at the Dharma Center and will not be offered on Zoom. The schedule will be sent to all who have registered at Eventbrite.com • Please remember to bring a lunch. Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, Half-day sitting & Closing Ceremony (in person)

Half-Day Sitting and Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony This sitting will be in person at the Dharma Center. It will not be offered on Zoom. The schedule for the day will be sent to all who have registered at Eventbrite.com Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in […]

Zazenkai Half-day Sitting (online)

Please join us online for a half-day "Zazenkai" retreat on Saturday, January 8th.  This retreat will focus on the practice of just sitting (Shikantaza) and just walking (Kinhin), in silence and inner stillness.  Zazenkai is a silent meditation retreat that doesn't feature a Dharma talk. It is simply to go deeply into the practice of […]

“Who Am I?” – A One-Day Sitting, led by So-On Jim Hare (online)

Settling the body-mind in stillness and ease, opening to the ineffable wisdom of Dharma, the deepest questions may arise. This online retreat will be led by Valley Streams practice leader So-On Jim Hare. The day will include a morning Dharma talk and afternoon discussion. NOTE: If this will be your first day-long sitting with Valley Streams Zen, […]

Stilling the Waves of the Mind: A Half-Day Sitting led by So-On Jim Hare

"It appears as if something comes from outside your mind, but actually it is only the waves of your mind"  ~Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi This sitting will include a schedule of sitting and walking meditation and a short Dharma talk. Please be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this sitting in person. We will have a social […]

Sitting in the Midst of Self-fulfilling Samadhi: One-Day Sitting (in person)

Join with others in person for a day of sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk, making the effort that refreshes both body and mind, becoming a shining golden buddha! The sitting will be led by So On Jim Hare. Please bring a lunch to support your efforts on the cushion, bench or chair.  For […]

Practice Secretly, Working Within: Half-day Sitting (in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

To practice secretly is to practice within; it is getting close to and friendly with everything we experience. In stillness and silence, we will spend the morning together, practicing zazen and walking meditation. This retreat is suitable for those with some familiarity with Zen practice and forms. Masking is optional, but everyone who attends must […]