Sunday Zazenkai

Just come to enjoy the quiet time, and to deepen your meditation through an extended period of sitting.

“You should therefore cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate your self. Body and mind will drop away of themselves, and your original face will be manifest. If you wish to attain suchness, you should practice suchness without delay.”

-Eihei Dogen

Zazenkai means a meeting for zazen. Our usual practice has been to offer a half day of ‘just sitting’ every other month, without a dharma talk, service, or meals.

All are welcome to join us for a morning of zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and simple instruction. There will be no chanting service or formal talks. Just to come and enjoy the quiet time and deepen your meditation through an extended period of sitting is enough.

It is fine to sit any part of the day, as much or as little as works for you. The intention of this offering is to provide the opportunity to sit longer for those who wish to and to extend the sitting to afternoon if that works better for you.

We will begin with a brief orientation at 8am and end at 12pm. With 25-min Zazen and 10-min Kinhin, you are welcome to come and go within the schedule (ideally entering and exiting during kinhin periods). 

Just come to enjoy the quiet time, and to deepen your meditation through an extended period of sitting. 

This offering is by donation only. While we suggest a program fee of $25/members, $35/nonmembers, please donate whatever amount, more or less, that you feel inspired to.

Please only enter during transition periods (between zazen and kinhin).


8:00 – 8:10 Opening/ Orientation
8:10 Zazen
8:35 Kinhin
8:45 Zazen
9:10 Kinhin
9:20 Zazen
9:45 Kinhin
9:55 Zazen
10:20 Kinhin
10:30 Zazen
10:55 Kinhin
11:05 Zazen
11:30 Kinhin
11:40 Zazen
12:00 End