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What is open to non-participants during Rohatsu Dec 1 – 5?

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday:

  • Zazen  at 7:50 and 9:30 a.m.
  • Lecture 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday: memorial service at 9:20 a.m.

Saturday:

  • Zazen at 7:50 and 9:40 a.m.
  • Lecture: 10:15
  • Suzuki Roshi Annual Memorial Service: 3:30 p.m.

Plans for Gradual Reopening

BZC has updated and strengthened our WiFi system, and has been exploring affordable ways of improving ventilation in both the Zendo and the Community Room.

Our Abbot Hozan and Board and Practice Committee are working towards resuming some in-person activities early in 2022 (provided that the downward trend of new Covid cases continues). We will begin by opening the 6:00 a.m. zazen period in the zendo to non-residents as well as residents, and gradually step-in additional activities.

In-person events will require proof of vaccination, use of masks, and physical distancing. We are in the process of figuring out how to deal with the possibility of overflow. We will also continue to offer Zoom access for 6:00 a.m. zazen.

We know how important resuming our in-person, warm-hand-to-warm-hand practice is for everyone. We are especially grateful for the patience and cooperation expressed among sangha members over this long haul, and for how fortunate we are to have a space to reopen and a supportive sangha dedicated to making this a safe process.