If you are attending a retreat with our sangha 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. We want to make sure everyone is at the growth and healing edge as a practitioner and doesn’t feel pushed into panic zones. Everyone ends a retreat together regardless of when different individuals join a retreat.

This schedule is for five day retreat. For weekend retreat, please check this schedule.

TimeFirst dayFull day(s)Last day
4:40Wake UpWake Up
5:10Morning Chanting (Sutras)Morning 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
2:30ZazenZazen
3:30ArrivalsShowers/BreakAfternoon sutras
4:30Afternoon sutrasClosing circle & bows
5:00Kitchen Set-upZazen
5:30Meditation hall set-up
5:40Outdoors/Yoga
6:00Informal dinnerDinner
6:30Clean upClean & breakfast-prep
7:00 Opening circleOptional outdoor zazen
8:00ZazenZazen & dokusan (private interviews)
9:00Tea + BreakFormal tea & break
9:20ZazenZazen and Dokusan
10:15End of DayEnd of the day