Rohatsu (Buddha's Enlightenment) sesshin is arguably the year's most important event for Zen Buddhists. All over the world we sit in meditation, celebrating Buddha's awakening to an intimacy with all life as our own awakening. This formal retreat includes zazen, kinhin (walking meditation), liturgy, dharma talks, formal vegetarian meals using oryoki, dokusan (one-to-one meetings with the teachers), and work practice. All participants should attend the orientation. If you are new to sesshin practice at MZMC, attendance at the Zen Forms and Etiquette class is required.
with Tim Burkett and Ted O'Toole
Seven-day option: Sun., December 1, 7 pm – Sun., Dec. 8, 4 pm
Cost: member $390 | nonmember $490 | $190 scholarship | $490 scholarship Supporter
Two-day option: Sat., December 7, 5:45 am – Sun. Dec. 8, 4 pm
Cost: member $110 | nonmember $130 | $55 scholarship | $140 scholarship Supporter
Please register five days in advance.