ZCOC provides almost monthly opportunities for retreat practice, which includes one day intensives (Zazenkai) as well as two day, three day and five day retreats (sesshin). These are days of intensive meditation practice with mindfulness activities in a supportive community setting.
The schedule for the upcoming year is set each November to allow ample time for planning.
INTENSIVES SCHEDULE 2014
|F Feb. 7–S Feb. 9||Spring Two Day Sesshin**||F Jan. 24||7:30 pm||8 pm|
|Su Apr. 13||Spring Zazenkai||Su Mar. 30||7:30 am||7 pm|
|Su June 22||Summer Zazenkai||Su June 8||7:30 am||7 pm|
|F Aug. 8—W Aug.13||Five Day Sesshin||F July 25||7 pm||3 pm|
|M Aug.11—W Aug.13||Option for Two Days***||F July 25||10 am M||3 pm W|
|F Oct 17 –M Oct 20||Three Day Sesshin||F Oct. 3||7 pm F||3 pm M|
|Su Oct. 19—M Oct 20||Part-time option***||F Oct. 3||10 am Su||3 pm M|
|Su Dec. 7||Rohatsu Zazenkai*||Su Nov. 23||7:30 am||7 pm|
* Everyone is encouraged to attend this intensive, if possible
**Option to sleep at home
***Sleep at home
If you wish to attend an intensive, please contact the Center for details and registration. It is a pre-requisite to have attended an Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop or to have some experience in Zen practice before attending an intensive.
(Practitioners should register online at the practitioner web site.)
For a talk about “Practice at Zazenkai” (a one-day intensive), click here.
ZCOC is closed during intensives except to those participating in zazenkai or sesshin.