The next lessons in our formal meal procedures (“oryoki”) will be Saturday, January 19, and Saturday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the zendo. If you would like to schedule another time to learn or fine-tune your oryoki practice, contact Sue Oehser at 510-339-0243 (voice only) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also receive briefer instruction during any full Saturday morning program that is not a sesshin. After the first period of Saturday zazen, the director will ask if anyone would like instruction in eating in the zendo. Raise your hand and meet the director on the porch, who will assign someone to give you oryoki instruction in the community room before service and breakfast.