Five-Day Sesshin Concludes 2016 Spring Practice Period

BZC will be in sesshin June 8-12. People not in sesshin are welcome to join us for zazen at these times:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:40am and 5:40pm
  • Saturday at 5:50 and 9:40am

Please note that there will be no noon zazen on June 8 or 9, nor will the Wednesday evening drop-in group meet on June 8.

Our spring practice period will conclude with a five-day sesshin from Wednesday, June 8th to Sunday, June 12th. The first four days’ schedule is from 5:00 am until 9:00 pm, while the final day’s schedule is from 5:00 am until 3:10 pm, followed at 3:30 by the shuso hossen, dharma dialogue with the shuso. Please sign up on the patio bulletin board for a minimum of three days; we encourage you to make two of those days consecutive. If you want to request an alternative schedule, please speak to the sesshin director. Sign-ups close on Saturday, June 4th, at 12:00 noon.

The Shuso Hossen ceremony will begin promptly at 3:30pm, and will be followed by a reception. All practice period and sesshin participants will be supporting the shuso and our practice by coming with a question.

If this is your first sesshin at BZC, it is strongly recommended that you first participate in a full Saturday program, have oryoki instruction, and that you speak with the sesshin director. The fee is $35 per day, advance payment requested. Leave checks marked “June sesshin” in the laundry room door donation slot. If you have questions, contact the sesshin director Gary Artim or (510) 676-9756.