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Zazenkai (1-day meditation retreat)

Join us for a full day of zazen (sitting) and kinhin (walking meditation), Dharma talks, a brief Buddhist service and dokusan (interviews with one of our teachers). Here is the schedule... come for the whole day or any part you can:

8:00am Zazen
8:30am Kinhin
8:40am Zazen
9:10am Kinhin
9:20am Tea
9:40am Break
10:00am Zazen
10:30am Kinhin
10:40am Zazen
11:10am Kinhin
11:20am Dharma Talk
11:50am Service
12:10pm Lunch (Either bring a vegetarian lunch, or enjoy one that will be provided!)
12:40pm Break
1:10pm Work period
1:40pm End of work period
1:50pm Zazen
2:20pm Kinhin
2:30pm Zazen
3:00pm Kinhin
3:10pm Tea
3:30pm Break
3:50pm Zazen
4:20pm Kinhin
4:30pm Discussion
~ 5:00pm End

If you cannot make the entire day, you are welcome to join in for those portions of the day that you can.

Suggested donation for the day or any part of the day (to help pay for incense, supplies, utilities, tea and refreshments) $15/member and $25/non-member. You can bring a check (made payable to Beginner's Mind Zen Center) or cash: put it in an envelope marked with your name and "Zazenkai" and place the envelope in the box outside the zendo entrance; or use the Donate link on, choose "Custom amount" and include a note about the donation's purpose in the "Add special instructions to the seller" option as you are completing the PayPal payment.

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  • Matt

    As always, a harmonious day together spent in shared silence and mindful work with skillful teaching all culminating in incisive discussion. I'm very grateful.

    July 9, 2013

  • shirma

    not sure what time, since I have to work.

    July 5, 2013

  • Antoinette K.

    really wish I could be there - looking forward to the next one and hoping I can make it

    July 5, 2013

  • Sande G.

    Not for the full day

    July 3, 2013

  • Craig P.

    with Maria, of course.

    July 2, 2013

  • Jon F.

    David and I will be bringing plenty of things for lunch in case you forget to bring yours, don't have time to get one together this holiday weekend, or would just like to see what happens.

    July 2, 2013

  • Elena H.

    I'll try to make it!

    June 27, 2013

  • Elena H.

    I will try to come!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Oregon til mid-July. Sorry to have to miss this retreat. I hope to be able to attend the next one. I look forward to meeting you then.

    June 26, 2013

  • Ed

    I'm finally subscribed to Meetup!

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Jon F.

      Ed, you'll probably like the Discussions area, where you can contribute quotes, etc.! Welcome!

      June 25, 2013

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