Practice Period Sesshins

Our practice period will open with a one-day sesshin on Saturday, May 11, and end with a five-day sesshin June 19‒23. Hozan Alan Senauke will be leading both sesshins. Sesshin days run from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except the final day of the five-day sesshin, which ends with the Shuso Hossen (3:30‒5:00 p.m.) followed by a reception.

Please sign up for the one-day sesshin by Wednesday morning, May 8, and for the five-day by Saturday, June 15. If this is your first sesshin at BZC, we recommend that you first participate in a full Saturday program, have oryoki instruction, and speak with the sesshin director.

The fee is $35 per day, which should be paid in advance. Put checks marked “May sesshin” or “June sesshin” in the courtyard laundry room mail slot, or mail to BZC Office Manager, 1931 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94703.

For additional information, please see the bulletin board or contact the sesshin director, Gary Artim ( or (510) 676-9756). If you wish to stay over any of the nights, contact the shika, Hannah Meara ( or 831-566-3878).