Led by Doug Jacobson

Just like training our bodies, a central element of training our minds is varying the intensity of practice. Our "First Saturday" Zazenkai is a day-long dive into intensive, silent practice, deepening our zen meditation. Our morning begins with a brief introduction to zen and zazen, then moves into the stream of contemplative practice. In zazenkai, the insights of Buddhist philosophy move through us as sunlight moves across the zendo.

All are welcome. If you're thinking about attending a sesshin or extended retreat, zazenkai is a great way to discover the basics of intensive practice. This week, lunch will be served, buffet style.