Sunday Program welcomes everyone during the Sunday schedule. The Sunday program begins with zazen at 10 am, and includes two periods of zazen and a dharma talk, followed by a social lunch. After lunch various classes, ceremonial japanese tea services, and group sessions are frequently offered, and guests are welcome to continue to visit or enjoy the surrounding open space and trails.
Begins Thursday evening with registration between 4 and 6 pm, a potluck dinner, zazen and opening comments. Friday and Saturday will include teachings on a topic from Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. Sunday talk is also by Kokyo.
Genzo-e sesshin will be a "study sesshin" based on the teaching of Dogen Zenji, the study text being Shobogenzo chapter 33, called Kannon or Avalokitesvara, an essay by Dogen on the nature and practice of compassion.
Saturday will be a full day of sharing Kobun Chino Otogawa's spoken teachings, beginning at 9:00 am and continuing until 5:00 pm. Judy Cosgrove will pass out copies of lightly edited versions of the teachings of the founder of Jikoji, and suggest passages which represent different themes. The selection will partly depend on who is in the group. Similarly, the inclusion of breaks, periods of zazen, and kinhin, will depend on the preferences of the group. Lunch and tea will be included. Suggested conribution: $25.
On Sunday we will follow Jikoji's usual Sunday program, but with a special memorial service remembering Kobun.
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.View or print the Jikoji registration form for sesshins, workshops, and other events.
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