Sunday at Jikoji

Please come, and invite your family and friends to join us! Most guests participate in the Practice Schedule and lunch listed below. However, anyone is welcome to relax in Jikoji's community building, enjoy our grounds, or hike the many Open Space Trails in the area. 

A white board outside the entrance to the community building lists each Sunday's schedule and locations. Beginners are welcome to join an introductory sesshion at 10 am in the small zendo; and then join the regular program in the large zendo for the 10:50 zazen.  (Note that Jikoji sometimes hosts private retreats or rents facilities to other groups, so some facilities may be closed to the public. On these occasions the regular Sunday program is usually held in the small zendo, with lunch at our outdoor dining area or in the Residents kitchen.)

Sunday Practice Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. zazen
  • 10:40 kinhin
  • 10:50 zazen
  • 11:20 service
  • 11:40 talk
  • 12:30 social lunch

Other Sunday Activities

  • Individual or group zazen instruction can be arranged on request. On Sundays either 10:00 a.m. or after lunch works well. Please call Jikoji at 408-741-9562 to arrange.
  • Sunday afternoons may have some activity scheduled, but also are open for walks, socializing, relaxing, classes, sewing, work projects, etc