In addition to the events on the calendar, we offer daily zazen and a Saturday program which includes a public lecture at 10:10. Please see the weekly schedule.
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January 11, 2020 –
Sojun Roshi will lead our first sesshin of the year: Saturday, January 11, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Taking the time to gather body and mind after holiday and year-end activities is a sound way to begin the new year. We encourage sangha members and friends to participate. Sign up on the patio bulletin board by January 8. Please write legibly, using your full name, email, and phone number. The fee is $35.00. You can pay online (https:// berkeleyzencenter.org/support-bzc/) or by cash or check to Berkeley Zen Center (marked “January Sesshin”). Drop check or cash into the laundry door payment slot or mail to BZC Office Manager, 1931 Russell St., Berkeley 94703. Please pay the fee before or upon your arrival to the sesshin. If this is your first sesshin, the best preparation is to come to BZC’s Saturday program from 6:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Saturday schedule gives you a feel for the sesshin activities, and there are also short training periods to which all are invited (to learn oryoki, etc.). For further information, contact the sesshin director, Mary Beth Lamb, at SesshinDirectorBZC@gmail.com.
Read more about sesshin in general here.