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
7:00 Breakfast / Break
9:00 Introductory Remarks
12:00pm Lunch / Break
2:00 Tea & Dharma Discussion
4:40 Closing Remarks