If you are attending a sesshin for the first time, we will do everything to make it work for you in a way that doesn’t disturb the meditative atmosphere for others. Everyone ends a retreat together regardless of when different individuals join a retreat.

TimeFirst dayFull day(s)Last day
4:40Wake UpWake Up
5:10Morning SutrasMorning Sutras
5:45Tea and bathroom breakTea and bathroom break
6:00ZazenZazen
7:30Bathroom breakBathroom break
7:40Outdoors/YogaOutdoors/Yoga
8:00BreakfastBreakfast
8:30Break, Clean-up & lunch-prepClean-up and lunch-prep
10:00Outdoor Zazen/WalkingZazen
11:00Teisho (talk)Teisho (Talk)
12:00BreakBreak
12:10Outdoor/Yoga Outdoor/Yoga
12:30LunchLunch
1:00Rest,Clean-up & dinner-prepClean-up
2:00Outdoor Zazen/HikeZazen
3:45ArrivalsShowers/BreakAfternoon sutras
4:30Afternoon sutrasClosing circle & bows
5:00Kitchen Set-upZazenFinal clean-up of the lodge
5:30Meditation hall set-upKinhin (walking meditation)Loading & departures
5:40Room Set-upOutdoors/Yoga
6:00Bring your own dinnerDinner
6:30Formal orientationClean & breakfast-prep
7:00Conscious community creationOptional outdoor zazen
8:00ZazenZazen & dokusan (private interviews)
9:00Formal tea & breakFormal tea & break
9:20ZazenZazen and Dokusan
10:15Closing chant/songClosing chant/song