4 Day Zen Meditation Retreat - Sesshin Schaumburg, IL

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Please join us for an extended Zen Meditation retreat / sesshin in Shaumburg, IL.  Sesshins present an excellent chance to extend your Zen practice and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.  All are welcome to join us for as much of this retreat as your schedule permits.  Meals and a sleeping space are provided - please bring a sleeping bag or bed roll.  

Tuition for the entire retreat - $100.00 pro-rated.

Please contact us with questions and details as to location.

What is sesshin?

Sesshin is a vital part of a Zen Buddhist's spiritual training. It affords the opportunity for intensive zazen, thus deepening and strengthening one's meditation practice. Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage your participation regardless of your level of experience in practicing zazen. Although we strongly encourage everyone to attend the entire sesshin, please join us to the fullest extent that your schedule allows.  Please bring sleeping bag / bedroll.

We suggest a donation of $100 for people attending the full sesshin. If you can only attend a portion, then prorate accordingly.

Sesshin Schedule

The standard schedule for a four-day sesshin is as follows:

Thursday Evening

  • 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm -- zazen
  • 7:40 pm - 7:50 pm -- kinhin
  • 7:50 pm - 8:30 pm -- zazen
  • 8:30 pm - 8:40 pm -- kinhin
  • 8:40 pm - 9:20 pm -- zazen

Friday and Saturday

  • 6:00 am - 6:40 pm -- zazen
  • 6:40 am - 6:50 am --  kinhin
  • 6:50 am - 7:30 am --  zazen
  • 7:30 am - 7:40 am --  kinhin
  • 7:40 am - 8:20 am -- zazen
  • 8:20 am chanting
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am -- breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am -- zazen
  • 10:40 am - 10:50 am -- kinhin
  • 10:50 am - 11:30 am -- zazen
  • 11:30 am - 11:40 am -- kinhin
  • 11:40 am - 12:20 pm -- zazen
  • 12:20 pm chanting
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm -- lunch and mindful work
  • 2:30 pm - 3:10 pm -- zazen
  • 3:10 pm - 3:20 pm -- kinhin
  • 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm -- zazen
  • 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm -- kinhin
  • 4:10 pm - 4:50 pm -- zazen
  • 4:50 pm - chanting
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- dinner and rest
  • 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm -- zazen
  • 7:40 pm - 7:50 pm -- kinhin
  • 7:50 pm - 8:30 pm -- zazen
  • 8:30 pm - 8:40 pm -- kinhin
  • 8:40 pm - 9:20 pm -- zazen
  • 9:20 pm - closing

Sunday

  • 6:00 am - 6:40 pm -- zazen
  • 6:40 am - 6:50 am --  kinhin
  • 6:50 am - 7:30 am --  zazen
  • 7:30 am - 7:40 am --  kinhin
  • 7:40 am - 8:20 am -- zazen
  • 8:20 am chanting
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am -- breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am -- zazen
  • 10:40 am - 10:50 am -- kinhin
  • 10:50 am - 11:30 am -- zazen
  • 11:30 am -- closing