4 Day Sesshin in Schaumburg Illinois

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for a 3 day Zen Meditation retreat in Schaumbur, Illinois. A Zen seshin offers a marvelous opportunity to deepen your Zen practice.   While we encourage you to attend the entire retreat, we welcome you to attend as long as your schedule allows.

Meals & sleeping space are provided. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you might have. 

Donation: $100

We can offer transportation from Evanston to Schaumburg on Thursday @ 5:30PM

Contact us for more information. 

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.

Sesshin Schedule

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

Thursday Night Schedule:

  • 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 - 9:30 pm -- closing ceremony

Friday and Saturday Schedule:

  • 6:00 am - 6:40 am -- 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 - 8:30 am -- closing ceremony
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am -- breakfast; kitchen or other work
  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am -- zazen
  • 10:40 am - 10:50 am -- kinhin
  • 10:50am - 11:30 pm -- zazen
  • 11:30 pm - 11:40 pm -- kinhin
  • 11:40 pm - 12:20 pm -- zazen
  • 12:20 pm - 12:30 pm -- Closing
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm -- lunch; samu (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 - 5:00 pm -- closing ceremony
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm -- dinner
  • 6:30 pm - 7:10 pm -- zazen
  • 7:10 pm - 7:20 pm -- kinhin
  • 7:20 pm - 8:00 pm --zazen
  • 8:00 pm - 8:10 pm -- kinhin
  • 8:10 pm - 8:50 pm -- zazen
  • 8:50 pm - 9:00 pm -- closing ceremony