Jikoji Retreat Center, 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033, phone: (408) 741-9562
2013 Rohatsu at Jikoji DECEMBER 2 - 8, 2013
Selected quotes from Kobun's early Jikoji Rohatsu
Kobun, on Rohatsu Practice
Posture Mini-Workshop, 3-5 pm Nov. 2
Kobun Chino Otogawa Rochi established Rohatsu as one of the four traditional, annual sesshins at Jikoji.
It honors Buddha’s enlightenment and typically is more intensive than the other three.
In recent years at Jikoji, it has become customary to practice Rohatsu in the even more
intensive style of Kodo Sawaki, one of Kobun’s teachers and the founder of
the Antaiji Monastary in Japan. This Rohatsu, the modified Antaiji-style days,
emphasizing silence, will be Tuesday through mid-day Saturday.
For more information about Kodo Sawaki and Antaiji-style sesshin,
see the reading suggestions in Antaiji-Style Sesshin and Reading Suggestions.
“Burning incense, reverent bowing before Buddha,
reciting sutras…are unnecessary. It is enough just to do zazen.”
DOGEN: Eihei Koroku, vol.6
Sesshins and other events can be attended on a part time, drop in basis.
Please call ahead and register if you plan to attend meals or stay overnight.
A donation of $50 per day incuding meals and dormitory accomodations is requested,
but no one is ever turned away from the Dharma for lack of funds.
Scholarships and work-study programs that cover some or all of the costs may be available.
Please call Jikoji at 408-741-9562 for further information, or to make reservations if you plan on staying for meals or overnight lodging.
See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about sesshins and other activities.
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