7-Day Sesshin

7/8/2018, 8:00pm - 7/15/2018, 7:00am at Myoshinji

During this retreat, we will study Dogen Zenji’s Shobogenzo Genjo Koan (“The Way of Everyday Life”) We will appreciate the commentary of Taizan Maezumi Roshi on this very important writing. This essay was written by co-founding teacher of the Soto Japanese School of Zen for one of his lay students. Dogen Zenji urges us to see and live our own life as the Way itself. Myoyu Roshi’s talks on the Genjo Koan will occur at about noon and 7:50 PM (Monday-Friday) and at 10:30AM and 7:50 PM on Saturday. All are welcome to sign up for this intensive practice opportunity.

This 7-day sesshin begins Sunday evening, July 8 and ends with the Gate of Sweet Nectar Ceremony on Sunday morning, July 15 (about 7 AM). The cost of the sesshin is $350 for members, $420 for non-members, which includes all meals and lodging. Part time participation is allowed for this sesshin, although full-time participation is encouraged in order to study the entire text.

Students typically have multiple opportunities for personal instruction (dokusan) with our teacher, Myoyu Roshi. There are work practice periods and talks by Myoyu Roshi or a senior student most days. Please join us for this retreat.

$350 for current members, $420 for others.