Friday, Feb 8 - Friday, Feb 15
Nehan-e Sesshin is an annual silent meditation retreat held in honor of the Buddha’s entering Nirvana (parinirvana.) This year, our week-long sesshin will be led by Carolyn Dille, a transmitted student of Jikoji's founding director Angie Boissevain, continuing the tradition of a Floating Zendo connection to Jikoji's annual Nehan-e sesshin. More information.
WELLNESS FOR 2019
Sunday, January 27 @ 2 pm
Our "Last Sundays" Science & Buddhism Discussions will resume January 27, on the nexus, conflicts, and consensus trends within Science and Buddhism, and specifically for 2019, with Wellness as our main theme. Earlier that day, our 11:45 am Dharma Talk (part of our regular Sunday Program), will be on a related topic. More information.
A One-Day Retreat
Saturday, February 2.
Our "First Saturday" Zazenkai is a full day immersion into intensive, silent practice, deepening our Zen meditation. Sunrise Zazenkai begins with a gentle pre-dawn walk to the ridge top, where we'll sit outdoor zazen (sitting meditation) and help the sun come up over the Santa Cruz Mountains, before returning for breakfast and the start of our traditional Zazenkai schedule. More information.
A NEW KOBUN BOOK
Newly available, Precious Mirror combines Jikoji founder Kobun’s brilliant calligraphy with translations into English enface. Kobun was an instrumental figure in the transmission of Zen to America and its evolution within our culture. Although he initially came to assist Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center, Kobun was enamored of the way Zen, unfettered, blossomed in new soil, and he followed it wherever it grew. For Kobun, Zen was not an institution, but the elemental nature of every aspect of our lives and existed in myriad forms. More information.
SUNDAY AT JIKOJI
Every Sunday. Our Sunday Program is a weekly Open House – a great way to get to know Jikoji and become familiar with Zen practice. Each week, community members and newcomers alike join us from around the Bay Area for sitting meditation, a dharma talk, a social lunch, and the sense of community (Sangha). Beginners are welcome to join in meditation instruction at 10am before joining up with the regular program in the Big Zendo. All are welcome! More information.