Events

You may also receive beginning meditation instruction by visiting our meditation groups in USA and around the world.

Upcoming events

January 27, 2022
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Zazenkai in Madison

Half-Day Retreat

Zazenkai is a mini-retreat, emphasizing meditation, chanting, and the practice forms used at Korinji during Dai-sesshin. It is an ideal way to bring your practice to a new level. 1:30-5:30pm at our Madison east side location (Aikido of Madison).

March 15, 2022
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Nehan-E

Memorial ceremony at Korinji marking the Buddha's entrance into Nirvana. 6pm in Korinji's main hall; guests are welcome, and also to participate in zazen afterward. Please RSVP by email.

March 27, 2022
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Zazenkai in Madison

Half-Day Retreat

Zazenkai is a mini-retreat, emphasizing meditation, chanting, and the practice forms used at Korinji during Dai-sesshin. It is an ideal way to bring your practice to a new level. 12:30-4:30pm at our Madison east side location (Aikido of Madison).

April 4, 2022
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April 10, 2022

Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted.

April 8, 2022
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Hanamatsuri

Ceremony at Korinji commemorating the birth of the Buddha (conducted during the April Dai-sesshin).

April 23, 2022
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Intro to Zen Day

Open House at Korinji

Join us for an open house at Korinji: receive beginning meditation instruction, meet the abbot and residents, tour the monastery, and enjoy tea/coffee with us. 10am-12pm.

May 2, 2022
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May 8, 2022

Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted.

May 16, 2022
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May 22, 2022

Shugendo in Japan

Mountain Training at Mt. Koshikidake

Annual Mountain Training in Japan at Mt. Koshikidake (Yamagata). Led by Shokai Koshikidake Soke, the Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo, and with special guest Kakudo Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari. Training includes the Jikkai Shugyo (10 Realms Practice), takigyo (waterfall training), meditation and ritual practice, and Saito Goma (fire ceremony). NOTE: This event is currently closed to foreigners due to Covid restrictions.

May 20, 2022
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May 22, 2022

Shugendo in Wisconsin

Mountain Training

Training includes the Jikkai Shugyo (10 Realms Practice), takigyo (waterfall training), meditation and ritual practice instruction. Please see the document for details and to register.

June 6, 2022
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June 12, 2022

Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted.

June 25, 2022
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June 26, 2022

Shugendo in Wisconsin

Valley Training

An overnight training: Saturday will be spent in a deeply forested natural area near Korinji. The following morning we will do takigyo, and enjoy brunch together. Registration is limited to 10! Please see the doc for details and registration.

June 29, 2022
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Meditation for Healthcare Providers

at University of Wisconsin

Meido Roshi will present this lab for UW Physical Therapy Program students in two sessions at the Madison, WI campus, by invitation of faculty.

July 4, 2022
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July 10, 2022

Internal Cultivation Retreat

This Dai-sesshin, led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin, will be conducted with the usual rigor but also a special focus: instruction and practice of the internal energetic cultivation curriculum handed down in the Rinzai Zen lineage, including practices centered on the navel center (tanden soku) and the methods transmitted by Hakuin Zenji. Partial participation will not be permitted for this sesshin: you must attend the entire training.

July 20, 2022
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July 26, 2022

Dai-Sesshin in Switzerland

July 20-26, Dai-Sesshin, intensive 7-day Zen meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Chironico. ​Please see the doc for details and registration.

July 29, 2022
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July 31, 2022

Shugendo in Switzerland

Mountain Training

Shugendo Mountain Training in Chironico, including the Jukkai Shugyo (Ten Realms training), takigyo (waterfall training), practice and instruction of various meditation and ritual practices. Sponsored by Koryu Shugen Honshu and International Shugendo Association. Please see the doc for details and registration.

August 3, 2022
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August 7, 2022

Aikido in Poland

International Aikido Summer Camp

The Aikido Summer Camp organized by AAI Polska, taught together by Tomasz Krzyzanowski Shihan and Meido Moore Shihan. For details, please see the AAI Polska website.

August 13, 2022
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Intro to Zen Day

Open House at Korinji

Join us for an open house at Korinji: receive beginning meditation instruction, meet the abbot and residents, tour the monastery, and enjoy tea/coffee with us. 10am-12pm. (Note that later the same day we will conduct our Urabon-e activities, and you are welcome to join us).

October 2, 2022
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October 8, 2022

Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Begins the evening of 10/2 and ends the eveming of 10/8. Partial attendance is permitted.

October 5, 2022
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Daruma-Ki

Memorial ceremony at Korinji for Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen lineage in China (conducted during the October Dai-sesshin).

October 20, 2022
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October 23, 2022

Sesshin in Germany

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at the Kapuzinerhof in Laufen (Bavaria); the nearest airport is Salzburg. Registration is limited! See the doc for details and to register.

October 28, 2022
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October 30, 2022

Zazenkai in Denmark

Meido Roshi will visit Shobu-ji temple, on Bornholm in Denmark, for a short retreat (zazenkai). Details TBA. Please contact Mugen Adler Osho through the Shobu-ji website to receive updates.

November 6, 2022
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November 12, 2022

Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Begins the evening of 11/6 and ends the evening of 11/12. Partial attendance is permitted.

December 1, 2022
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December 8, 2022

Rohatsu Dai-Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Begins on the evening of the 12/1, and ends the morning of 12/8. Partial attendance is permitted.

December 8, 2022
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Jodo-E

Ceremony at Korinji commemorating the Buddha's enlightenment (conducted during the December Rohatsu Dai-sesshin).

December 31, 2022
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January 1, 2023

New Year's Eve & Day Ceremonies

Ceremonies and celebration commemorating the passing of the old year and beginning of the new. Guests welcome.

January 9, 2023
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January 15, 2023

Zen Life Retreat

Beginner's Sesshin at Korinji

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Begins the evening of 1/8 and ends the evening of 1/14. Partial attendance is permitted. This event is specifically geared toward beginners who have never attended a full sesshin before. It is also appropriate for those whose age or condition might preclude regular dai-sesshin. (Total amount of sitting per day is reduced, sleeping hours are increased). Full meditation instruction will be given the first evening.

May 19, 2023
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May 21, 2023

Shugendo in Japan

Mountain Training at Mt. Koshikidake

Annual Mountain Training in Japan at Mt. Koshikidake (Yamagata). Led by Shokai Koshikidake Soke, the Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo, and with special guest Kakudo Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari. Training includes the Jikkai Shugyo (10 Realms Practice), takigyo (waterfall training), meditation and ritual practice, and Saito Goma (fire ceremony). Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari will conduct Kechien Kanjo (empowerment) in the full Tendai manner for participants on May 21.

October 12, 2023
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October 15, 2023

Sesshin in Germany

Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at the Klostergut Harpfetsham in Palling (Bavaria); the nearest airport is Salzburg. Details TBA

October 20, 2023
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October 22, 2023

Kakudo Mitsunaga Dai Ajari Visit

Shugendo Training

Kakudo Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari, the most famous living Mt. Hiei "marathon monk" and his student Shokai Koshikidake Soke, headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo, will both be at Korinji to teach and conduct kanjo (empowerments) related to Shugendo practice. Also offered will be the precious kechien kanjo, conducted by Ajari in the full Tendai manner.