First Sunday of each month, 10 am to 3 pm.
March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th.
In Zen practice, extended periods of immersion in meditation are seen as essential along the path. Zazenkai means “coming together for meditation.” This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support of experienced teachers and a like-minded community. We practice noble silence for the day. This allows us to look inward, while still feeling the support of others. Face to face teachings with the teacher are offered. Weather permitting, we take a mindful walk to a nearby nature preserve and enjoy our lunch in silence there. (Please bring a bag lunch.) We encourage you to attend the whole day, but half-day participation is permitted as well. If you’re attending a half day, please leave or arrive during the lunch break. Experienced meditators and newcomers are all welcome.
10– 11 AM: Silent Meditation (alternate rounds of sitting and walking meditation)
11 to 11:30 AM: Liturgy (Traditional chanting service)
11:30 to 12:30 PM: Mindful Walk and Lunch in Silence (Bring a bag lunch)
12:30 to 2:30 PM: Silent Meditation (alternate rounds of sitting and walking)
2:30 to 3 PM: Open Discussion
Suggested Donation: $30
OMZ Members: $15