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Sunrise Zazenkai

Sunrise Zazenkai

Led by Eric Remington & Mark Adams

"First Saturday" Zazenkai is a full day exploration of the silent practice of Zen meditation. Our special Sunrise Zazenkai begins with a gentle pre-dawn walk up to the ridge, where we'll sit outdoor zazen (sitting meditation) and greet the morning birds and sun over the Santa Cruz Mountains, before coming back down for breakfast and the start of our traditional Zazenkai schedule.

All are welcome to join us for all or part of the day. Rooms and campsites are available if you would like to stay with us Friday or Saturday night.

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.

Sunrise Zazenkai Schedule

  5:00am  Arrive at Community Building
  5:15     Walk to the ridge
  5:30    Zazen (sitting meditation) on ridge
  6:15     Sunrise - Return to Zendo
  6:30    Zazen
  7:00    Breakfast / Break
  9:00    Introductory Remarks
  9:30    Zazen
  10:10    Kinhin
  10:20    Zazen
  11:00    Kinhin
  11:10    Zazen    
  12:00pm  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: July 27
Kobun Memorial Weekend
Later Event: August 5
Sunday Program