Zazenkai – A Day of Just Sitting

Sunday, July 12th, from 8:00am to 5:10pm, BZC priest Denkei Raul Moncayo will lead a silent one-day sitting. This will be a rare opportunity to spend a day doing nothing but zazen, kinhin, bowing and eating. We will maintain silence throughout, with the exception of bells to mark meditation periods, and chanting the Refuges aloud at 5:10pm.

Participants should plan to come for the whole day. A break from 12:20 to 1:00 will allow time for sack lunches to be eaten in the community room or, if we’re enjoying fair weather, outdoors.

There will be a 10 minute period of bowing at your own pace prior to the lunch break, and we will have two periods of fast kinhin. Both of these activities can be adapted to harmonize with individual needs and abilities.

A sign-up sheet and further information will be posted on the courtyard bulletin board. The fee is $20.

Please feel free to contact Raul Moncayo at if you have any questions.