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Sunrise Zazenkai

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.

All are welcome to join us for all or part of the day. Or make it part of an extended weekend with our Sunday Program and reserve a room with us.

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
  6:40    Service
  7:00    Walk back to Jikoji
  7:30    Breakfast / Break
  9:00    Introductory Remarks (zendo)
  9:30    Zazen
  10:10    Kinhin (walking meditation)
  10:20    Zazen
  11:00    Kinhin
  11:10    Zazen    
  12:00    Lunch / Break
  2:00    Tea & Dharma Discussion
  3:00    Zazen
  3:40    Kinhin
  3:50    Zazen
  4:30    Kinhin
  4:40    Closing Remarks
  5:00    End

Earlier Event: August 26
Science & Buddhism
Later Event: September 14
Floating Zendo Sesshin