Anyone may join this half-day meditation intensive. In-person participation is limited to 15 participants, so please register below.
We will sit 4 periods of zazen, with walking meditation in-between, followed by a short Zen service. An optional oryoki lunch is offered for in-person participants.
8:00 Oryoki Instruction (optional)
9:00 Zazen (sitting meditation)
9:40 Kinhin (walking meditation)
12:00 Service (bowing & chanting)
12:10 End of Service
12:30 Oryoki lunch (optional)
In-person participants should plan to stay for all 4 periods of zazen and the service. Online participants may join in all or part of the schedule.
Zenki Roshi will offer dokusan throughout the morning for BZC Members, both in-person and online. Dokusan is a traditional private student-teacher interview. It is not a requirement for participation in the event.
Information about Oryoki
Oryoki is a traditional Zen practice of using meals as an opportunity to extend mindfulness practice—or as Zenki Roshi might say: bodyfulness practice—into ordinary daily activity. It is a beautiful ritual of serving and receiving, of mindful and healthy eating, and of cooking and cleaning up.
Oryoki meals are an integral part of BZC’s Sesshin and Weekend Sitting Intensives. Since the Half-Day Sittings often serve as a springboard for practitioners who are interested in longer intensives, we have decided to offer oryoki as a more regular practice opportunity.
For those who are new to oryoki practice or need to refresh their knowledge of the forms, Zenki Roshi will offer an introduction before zazen begins.
To register, make your initial selection below based on whether you would like dokusan and if you will attend online or in-person. You will then select from a dropdown menu whether you would like to participate in the optional oryoki lunch.