2023 BZC Calendar of Events
(revised, 4/26/23; subject to change; see monthly calendar below to confirm. Also note details about whether an event is hybrid, in person only, or online only.)


Weekly Schedule

Rohatsu Sesshin

All day
Wed, Dec 1, 2021

Our annual Rohatsu sesshin will take place from Wednesday, December 1, through Sunday, December 5. Rohatsu is the traditional winter sesshin in observance of Buddha’s enlightenment.

There is a 3 day minimum, with 2 consecutive days. Please use the link below for signing up:
Any questions please direct to the sesshin director Gary Artim, at or phone at 510.676.9756.

This year’s program will again be on Zoom. To help us maintain continuity and focus, participants must sign up for a minimum of two consecutive full days. We will have a daily schedule starting at 7:50 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. The schedule will include zazen, kinhin, service with bowing and chanting, a light at-home work period, dharma talks, and dokusan or practice discussion. Shosan (question and response with our Abbott Hozan Sensei) will be Sunday, December 5, 3:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend the Suzuki Roshi annual memorial ceremony (Saturday, December 4, 3:30 p.m.); any of the lectures at 10:15 a.m daily; and the first period of morning zazen at 7:50 a.m.


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