Schedule & Programs

Program and Schedule

Morning practice – Monday thru Friday

  • 6:15-6:50 zazen
  • 6:50-7:00 kinhin
  • 7:00-7:20 service
  • 7:25-8:00 zazen

April:

  • 6 April, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 6 April, Sunday, Festival – Buddha’s birthday, bathing Buddha followed by social lunch.
  • 13 April , Dharma docs, 9:00am – 12:00 noon.
  • 20 April, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 25 April, Friday – 27 April, Sunday, Zazenkai, 5:00pm Friday-10:00am Sunday.

Additional programs:

Shikantaza are practice periods of zazen and kinhin, from 9:00-12 noon

Zazen with Pompe is a mix of zazen, kinhin, instruction and Dharma talks with Sensei Pompe Vidal.

Zazenkai are micro sesshins from Friday evening thru Sunday morning. Beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday with orientation and instruction followed by oryoki dinner, two practice periods, and a Dharma talk. Saturday the schedule begins at 6:00 am and ends at 9:30 pm with zazen, kinhin, dokusan (interview with the teacher) and three oryoki meals, a work period, and tea. Sundays begin at 6:00 and end around 10:00. A $75 donation is requested for food and lodging.

Sesshin

Sesshin is an extended group retreat for three to eight days. It includes evening Dharma talks, oryoki meals, dokusan (interviews with the teacher), and instruction. A $55 a day donation is requested for food and lodging.

Festivals

Special celebrations open to all, including children.

Additional programs

Additional programs will be added throughout the year. Please check this website periodically for additions. These will include workshops in calligraphy, garden design, niwaki tree trimming, flower arranging and other zen arts, as well as exhibitions of art and zen performance art – poetry and music.

2014 Schedule:

May:

  • 4 May, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 4 May, Sunday, to June 1 my art show on meditation with collage and calligraphy, titled “Everyday Practice”
  • 4 May, Sunday, art opening from 1pm to 3 pm
  • 18 May, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 23 May, Friday-25 May, Sunday, Zazenkai, 5:00 pm Friday-10:00 am Sunday

June:

  • 1 June, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 8 June, Merrill Lynch Garden Tour, 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • 15 June, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.
  • 21 June, Saturday, yoga & Zen workshop from 10am to 4 pm.

July:

  • 6 July, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am- 12:00 noon
  • 6 July, Sunday, calligraphy class from 1pm to 3 pm
  • 20 July, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • 23 July, Wednesday, – 27 July, Sunday, Sesshin

August:

  • 3 August, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • 17 August, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

September:

  • 7 September, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • 21 September, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • 26 September, Friday- 28 September, Sunday, Zazenkai, 5:00 pm Friday -10:00 am Sunday

October:

  • 5 October, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00am-12:00noon
  • 19 October, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00am-12:00noon.
  • 24 October, Friday-26 October, Sunday, Zazenkai, 5:00 pm Friday – 10:00 am Sunday

November:

  • 2 November, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00am-12:00noon.
  • 16 November, Sunday, Shikantaza with Gil, 9:00 am-12:00 noon.
  • 21 November, Friday- 23 November, Sunday, Zazenkai

December:

  • 7 December, Sunday, Zazen with Pompe, Sensei, 9:00am-12:00 noon.
  • 10 December, Wednesday- 14 December, Sunday, Rohatsu Sesshin.
  • 21 December, Sunday, Winter Solstice Shikantaza, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.