Weekends

meditation practice

Every weekend we offer an opportunity to establish and  develop an ongoing meditation practice.  To this end there is a structured schedule with meditation periods, chanting services, quiet work time, silent meals and time for questions, privately or in a group.  For newcomers there is instruction to help you find a meditation posture that will work best for you.  To participate in a weekend you may arrive Friday before 5 pm, or Saturday morning by 10 am.

 On Sunday, Meditation starts at 10:15 and is followed by a Ceremony and Dharma Talk.  Our ceremonies vary and consist of reciting or singing a Buddhist text or songs, making full prostrations if possible, and offering water or incense to show our gratitude and respect.  Afterwards there is a Dharma Talk and shared lunch.

On Meditation Sunday there is no Ceremony, but alternating sitting and walking meditation periods, starting at 10:15, 11, and 11:45 am.  You may join at any time and we keep Silence for the entire morning until the shared lunch.

There is no fixed fee for any of these offerings, please make a donation based on what you can afford.

 

SATURDAY
7 am Meditation 40 min.s
Temple Clean up
8:40 Breakfast
Working Meditation
Or 10:30 Meditation Intro
11:30 Meditation
12:00 Morning Service
1:00 pm Shared Lunch
Clean up
2:00 Q and A on the Practice
3:30 End of Intro day, Rest
5:00 Meditation 30 min.s
6:00 Dinner
Clean up
7:30 Meditation 30 min.s
Evening Chanting
Noble Silence
SUNDAY
7:00 am Meditation 40 min.s
Short Morning Service
8:40 Breakfast
10:15 Meditation 30 min.s
11:00 Ceremony
12:00 Dharma Talk
Lunch
c. 2:00 pm Closing Ceremony
MEDITATION SUNDAY
10:15 Meditation 30 min.s
10:45 Walking Meditation
11:00 Meditation 30 min.s
Walking Meditation
11:45 Meditation 30 min.s
Possible Dharma Talk
12:15 Walking Meditation
Lunch
Closing Ceremony