Rohatsu Sesshin 2017
December 3 - 10
Rohatsu Sesshin is the traditional winter sesshin commemorating Buddha's enlightenment. Rohatsu will begin with the usual practice form - zazen, kinhin, talks, service, chanting - followed by days of silent, intensive practice. Led by Doug Jacobson. For more details, schedule, registration info, please click here. Hope to see you soon.
First Saturday Zazenkai
A Full Day Intensive: 9am-5pm
As in training our bodies, the key to training our minds is varying the intensity of practice. Every First Saturday of the month, we offer Zazenkai, a day-long dive into intensive, silent practice, deepening our Zen meditation.
If you're thinking of attending a sesshin or extended retreat, Zazenkai is a wonderful introduction to intensive practice. Lunch will be served. More info.
New YeaR's at Jikoji
Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 - Monday, Jan 1, 2018
Come burn your regrets and ring in the New Year at Jikoji with 108 bows and a peaceful party in the canyon. Spend the night in one of our cozy dorm rooms, then join us New Year's Day for a hike through the open spaces surrounding Jikoji.
Dinner and breakfast will be served. Potlucks welcomed!
Overnight accommodations can be reserved here.
Look within! ... The secret is inside you.
KOBUN'S TALKS ON THE Platform SUTRA
Edited by Angie Boissevain & Judy Cosgrove
A collection of Kobun’s teachings on the key points in the Platform Sutra of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen. According to Kobun, the core of the teaching is expressed in, ”We take refuge in the pure Law-body of the Buddha with our own physical bodies…” With these words, Hui-neng introduces Zen to Chinese Buddhist practice.
You may download a free copy here.