Sunrise Zazenkai – September 1, 2018
Led by Doug Jacobson & Eric Remington
Cool mornings, warm afternoons. "First Saturday" Zazenkai is a full day immersion into intensive, silent practice, deepening our Zen meditation. Our special 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.
If you're thinking about attending a sesshin or extended retreat, Zazenkai is a wonderful way to discover the basics of intensive practice. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
COST: There is no fee for attending Saturday Zazenkai, which is freely offered, though dana (donations) are always appreciated, and may be made on our DONATE page.
Please email or call (408-741-9562) for more information.
Sunrise Zazenkai Schedule
Please meet at the Community Bldg by 5:45 am
for our walk to the ridge for sunrise zazen.
5:45 Walk to Ridge
6:00 Zazen (sitting meditation) on ridge
7:00 Walk back to Jikoji
7:30 Breakfast / Break
9:00 Introductory Remarks (zendo)
10:10 Kinhin (walking meditation)
12:00 Lunch / Break
2:00 Tea & Dharma Discussion
4:40 Closing Remarks