Schedule & Programs

Schedule and Programs

Regular practice

Beginners are welcome. If you’d like, let us know you’re coming by sending an email to [email protected]

Sundays: 9 am – noon

Periods of sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin), followed at 11:30 by a dharma discussion and optional lunch at a local restaurant.

Please note: No sitting on Sunday, Oct. 30. We’ll resume Nov. 6.


Mornings: 5:30 am – 6:40 am

Sitting and walking meditation, ending with chanting.

NEW Beginning on November 3:

Thursday evenings: 7-8 pm

Sitting and walking meditation, ending with chanting.


2016 Extended practice and special events schedule

End of Year-New Year Sesshin (Retreat):                                                        December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017  

7:30 p.m. Monday December 26 through 12:00 p.m. Sunday January 1. The schedule will follow Japanese monastic practice, including zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), chanting, oryoki-style meals (vegetarian/gluten-free), samu (work period), dokusan (interview with the teacher), and dharma talks.

The meditation schedule is challenging but not beyond the capability of sincere beginners. We work with you to assure your success.

Residential participants should arrive by 7 p.m. Monday to set up sleeping arrangements. We provide a futon; participants should bring toiletries, towels, pillow, sheets & blanket or sleeping bag. Local residents can also commute.

Please apply by December 12 in writing to [email protected], including your name, age, and whether you would like to stay at Hakubai during the sesshin. Please also note your meditation experience and any related affiliations. We will be limited to 8 participants.

Suggested donation for the entire sesshin: $600. Part-time participation is also possible.

For more information, please call 303-442-1907 or email [email protected].