One Day Zen Meditation Retreat in Evanston

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Once every month [typically the 1st Saturday] we offer a one day Meditation retreat.  This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your Zen practice and encourage you to take advantage of this day devoted to Zen.  While we urge you to join us for the entire day, you are welcome to participate to the extent your schedule allows.  A donation of $50 for the entire day is suggested.

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

  • 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm -- zazen
  • 1:10 pm - 1:20 pm -- kinhin (walking meditation)
  • 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm -- zazen
  • 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm -- kinhin
  • 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm -- zazen
  • 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm -- chant
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- samu (mindful work)
  • 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm -- zazen
  • 4:40 pm - 4:50 pm -- kinhin
  • 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm -- zazen
  • 5:30 pm - 5:40 pm -- kinhin
  • 5:40 pm - 6:20 pm -- zazen
  • 6:20 pm - 6:30 pm -- chant
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm -- dinner
  • 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm -- zazen
  • 8:40 pm - 8:50 pm -- kinhin
  • 8:50 pm - 9:30 pm -- zazen
  • 9:30 pm - 9:40 pm -- kinhin
  • 9:40 pm - 10:20 pm -- zazen
  • 10:20 pm - 10:30 pm -- closing ceremony