Friday @ 7:45pm, 8/27th - Wednesday @ 4:30pm, September 1st
Genzo-e Sesshin on Dogen’s Shobogenzo Muchu Setsumu
Schedule (see full schedule below):
- Friday (eve): Orientation @7:45pm; Zazen @8pm
- Saturday-Tuesday: 6am-8:50pm with 2 classes (10-11:30am; 2:40-4:10pm)
- Wednesday: 6am-4:30pm with 2 classes (10-11:30am; 2:40-4:10pm)
This retreat ends following a closing circle and refuges at 5pm.
Rev. Kokyo Henkel trained for 19 years in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (most recently as Tanto, or Head of Practice), Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, No Abode Hermitage in Mill Valley, and Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan. He was ordained as a Zen priest in 1994 by Tenshin Reb Anderson, receiving Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. He served as Head of Practice at Tassajara and Head Teacher of the Santa Cruz Zen Center. Kokyo has also been practicing with the Tibetan Dzogchen (“Great Perfection”) Teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche since 2003, in California, Colorado, and Kathmandu.
Kokyo is interested in exploring how the original teachings of Buddha-Dharma from ancient India, China, and Japan are still very much alive and useful in present-day America to bring peace and harmony to this troubled world.
** Please NOTE **: As Travis County remains at Stage 5 COVID risk, this retreat will be entirely online except for residents and teachers.
Genzo-e Online Sesshin – Full Schedule
Friday, August 27 – Wednesday, September 1 2021
8:00 Zazen (w/Admonitions)
7:20 Morning Service*
7:50 Breakfast Break
9:15 Zazen (w/public program on Saturday)
9:50 Kinhin (Hymn to Perfection of Wisdom chant on Saturday)
10:00 Lecture w/Discussion (w/public program on Saturday)
12:10 Lunch Break
1:10 Work Period
1:45 End Work
2:40 Lecture w/Discussion
4:10 Kinhin (Wednesday: Closing Ceremony)
5:35 Eve Service
5:45 Supper Break
* Simultaneous with AZC’s regular morning schedule (Tue-Fri)