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.
|7 am||Meditation||40 min.s|
|Temple Clean up|
|Or 10:30 Meditation Intro|
|1:00 pm||Shared Lunch|
|2:00||Q and A on the Practice|
|3:30||End of Intro day, Rest|
|7:00 am||Meditation||40 min.s|
|Short Morning Service|
|c. 2:00 pm||Closing Ceremony|
|Possible Dharma Talk|