EVENTS

To see locations where you can receive beginning meditation instruction, please go to our Groups page.



1/10-1/16/22:     ZEN LIFE RETREAT: A BEGINNER'S SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. 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. Partial attendance is permitted. Info and application here. 

 


 

3/15:     NEHAN-E

  • Memorial ceremony at Korinji marking the Buddha's entrance into Nirvana.



4/4-4/10:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted. Full information and application here.



 

4/8:     HANAMATSURI

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



 

5/2-5/8:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted. Full information and application here.

 

5/16-5/22:     JAPAN: SHUGENDO 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). Optional Valley Training will be offered on the 17th. Please see this Facebook group for details.

6/6-6/12:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Partial attendance is permitted. Full information and application here.


     

6/25-6/26:     SHUGENDO VALLEY TRAINING IN WISCONSIN

  • One day training, conducted in a natural area near Korinji, with more pratice and instruction in the evening. The following morning we will do takigyo, and enjoy brunch together. Details TBA.



7/4-7/10:    INTERNAL CULTIVATION RETREAT AT KORINJI

  • This 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 enire training. Full information and application here.


 

7/20-7/31:     SWITZERLAND DAI-SESSHIN AND SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING

  • July 20-26, Dai-Sesshin, intensive 7-day Zen meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Chironico.

  • July 29-31, Shugendo Mountain Training in Chironico, including hiking, waterfall training, and practice of various meditation methods in nature.

 


 

8/13:     URABON-E

  • Ceremony at Korinji in memory of deceased family and ancestors. Guests welcome.

 

 

 



10/1-10/3 (exact schedule TBA):     KAKUDO MITSUNAGA DAI-AJARI VISIT AND SHUGENDO TRAINING AT KORINJI

  • 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. 
    Info and registration here.

 


10/5:     DARUMA-KI

  • Memorial ceremony at Korinji for Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen lineage in China.

 


OCTOBER TBA:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. (Note: this event will be confirmed when we determined whther or not the Covid situation allows us to welcome guests from Japan for our Shugendo event in early October). Full information and application here.


     

10/20-10/23:     GERMANY SESSHIN

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Laufen (Bavaria). Details TBA.

 


11/7-11/13:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Full information and application here.

     

 

12/5-12/11:     ROHATSU DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. Full information and application here.



12/8:     JODO-E

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



12/31/22-1/1/23:     NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY CEREMONIES

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


     

1/9-1/15/23:     ZEN LIFE RETREAT: A BEGINNER'S SESSHIN AT KORINJI


  • Intensive meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi at our monastery in Wisconsin. 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. Partial attendance is permitted. Info and application here.