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Sunrise Zazenkai

Led by Doug Jacobson

Our "First Saturday" Zazenkai is a day-long dive into intensive, silent practice, deepening our zen meditation. And this February, 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 sun over the Santa Cruz Mountains, before returning for breakfast and the start of our traditional Zazenkai schedule.

All are welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

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

Please meet at the Community Bldg by 6 am
for our walk to the ridge for sunrise zazen.

 6:00am    Gather at Community Building
 6:10    Walk to Ridge
 6:30    Zazen on ridge
 7:10    Service / Walk back
 7:30    Breakfast / Break
 9:00    Introductory Remarks
 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: April 8
Buddha’s Birthday
Later Event: May 27
Science and Buddhism