2024 BZC Calendar of Events

Weekly Schedule

One-Day Sesshin

Sat, Mar 25, 2023

We will be holding a one-day sesshin on Saturday, March 25, 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sesshin will be offered in-person as well as online. A sign-up form will be posted on the website several weeks prior to the sesshin, and the deadline for registration is Thursday, March 22.

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This sesshin will follow our recent schedule, with three periods of zazen in the morning followed by a dharma talk, and then three periods of zazen in the afternoon. There will be a midday break for lunch, rest, and work period. Participants are expected to bring their own lunch or dine locally.
This streamlined schedule is intended to minimize possible transmission of Covid or other seasonal viruses. For all in-person participants, Covid protocols will apply. You must be fully vaccinated and boostered, and wear a KN94, N95, or KN95 mask indoors. We also ask that you get tested within 48 hours of the start of sesshin (an antigen rapid test will suffice), and that you shift to online participa­tion if you have any Covid symptoms such as fever, cough, etc.
      When paying for sesshin, please indicate on your check or in the PayPal note   field that your donation is for the March 25 sesshin. The suggested donation is $15 per day, or whatever you can afford. Mail a check to the BZC Office Manager at 1931 Russell St., Berkeley 94703, or pay through the website using the “Sits/Classes” tab on the Donate page. Please also consider an additional donation to BZC above the suggested fee, to help us maintain our practice.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the sesshin director, Rob Lyons, at

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