Sesshin (1st day)

September 12, 2020 @ 6:30 am – 4:45 pm

This sesshin is a 2-day meditation retreat (Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 am to around 5:30 pm). Besides meditation, dharma talk, service, and other zen activities, we also offer dokusan (private interview) with our teachers, Jane and/or Peter, which is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your practice in private.

All of our events are currently held in person (9325 Lasaine Ave, Northridge, CA 91325) and via Zoom online. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the zendo at this time.

If you’re attending online, you can join the retreat by clicking this link, or go to and enter the Meeting ID: 395 617 4507 and Password: 481189

During the retreat, please try to remain silent. Refrain from the activities you would usually do with free time such checking your email or going online except to find something Buddhist to read.  Doing housework is fine. There will also be dokusan (private interview) with Peter (818-620-0455) and/or Jane (818-620-0454) in the afternoon. Let the teachers know by mail or text to if you would like to have dokusan including your phone number is so that we can call you when it is your turn.

We request that attendees make a small donation to defray the expenses. You can pre-register by making a suggested donation at this link or using the button below.

Register for Sesshin
Two Full Days — Attendance all day, both Saturday and Sunday Members: $30
Non-members: $40
One Full Day — Attendance all day, either Saturday or Sunday Members: $15
Non-members: $25
Each Partial Day — Partial attendance, one or both days of the retreat Members:
$10, each day of partial attendanceNon-members:
$15, each day of partial attendance

Saturday Sesshin Schedule

6:30 Zazen
7:10 Kinhin
7:20 Zazen
7:50 Service
8:00 Breakfast & Break
9:10 Zazen
9:40 Kinhin
9:50 Zazen
10:20 Break
10:50 Zazen
11:20 Kinhin
11:30 Talk
12:20 Service
12:30 Lunch & Break
1:40 Zazen
2:10 Kinhin
2:20 Zazen
2:50 Kinhin
3:00 Zazen
3:30 Tea & Break
4:00 Zazen
4:30 Kinhin
4:40 Zazen

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