Schedule & Programs

Schedule and Programs

Daily practice:

Morning practice (Monday through Friday)

  • Zazen:  5:30 am
  • Kinhin:  6:10 am
  • Service: 6:20 am
  • Closing: 6:40 am

Shikantaza (Sunday)

  • Periods of zazen and kinhin:  9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Extended practice and special events:

Zazenkai are micro-sesshins. The schedule begins at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm, with zazen, kinhin, dokusan (interview with the teacher) and three oryoki meals, a work period, and tea. A donation of $85 is requested.

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

Festivals are special celebrations open to all, including children.

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

2015 Extended practice and special events schedule:

July 19 (5 PM) through July 26 (5 PM): 2015 Kobun-sama Memorial Sesshin

  • Theme: The Six Paramitas. The Buddha’s teachings are not linear. During this sesshin we will examine the paramitas in detail and see how they can apply to our life. Generosity, moral discipline, patience, exertion, wisdom, and concentration form an integrated transformational system that enables clear perception.

August 22: Yoga event organized by Quiet Monkey Productions (private)

September 19: Yoga event organized by Quiet Monkey Productions (private)

September 26-27: Tibetan Buddhist Healing and Long Life Retreat (reservations required)

  • Presented by Colorado Ratnashi and taught by the Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam. For more information please contact Karen Smith (