Practice Opportunities

1. Wednesday evening zazen: Almost every week throughout the year we practice traditional Zen sitting and walking meditation, hold a brief session of chanting, and offer a dharma talk by our teacher. We meet at 210 Cedar Lane from 7:15 – 9 p.m. Everyone is always welcome. The only time we don’t meet is during the last two weeks of December.

2. Sunday half-day of practice: Five times a year, we meet on the last Sunday of the month for zazen and study.  Our discussions are led by students and often centre around traditional Zen texts, making for a rich and exciting mini-study. Please contact us ahead of time to confirm the schedule.

3. Sesshin: Our silent, four day traditional Zen retreats (called sesshin in Japanese, which means “to touch the heart/mind”) are offered every spring. This is a profound opportunity to experience the Self through Zen practices in a formal, traditional manner supported by a warm and committed community of like minded people.

4. Study RetreatThe four day retreat includes periods of zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), dharma talk, and exploring traditional zen texts and themes through presentation, discussion groups, and practicing Dogen’s study of the self in several traditional and creative ways. Some private meetings with the teacher may be offered.

Note: please contact us to receive notification of future sesshins or retreats.

Available space for participants is limited, so please inquire early.

For further information about any of the above, please contact us. Thank you.