EVENTS

Upcoming events include Rinzai Zen meditation retreats, introductory workshops, Shugendo practice events,

social gatherings, open houses, ceremonies, and much more. We welcome you...see below for links to RSVP for each event.

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

Our full Google calendar is here.

5/30:     INTRO TO SHUGENDO: MEDITATION IN NATURE

  • Join us for an introduction to the Shugendo way of spiritual practice in nature. We will meet at Devil's Lake, Wisconsin at 8am for an approximately 2-hour hike, including forest meditation and takigyo: waterfall practice. We will then have a picnic lunch together. Contact for details and to RSVP.

6/8-6/14/20:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

6/19-6/21/20:     SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING IN WISCONSIN

  • A three-day training in natural areas near Wisconsin, including hiking, waterfall training, and practice of various meditation methods in nature.. Event information here.

6/27:     WORLDWIDE HEART SUTRA RECITATION & KORINJI'S SUMMER FUNDRAISER

  • Culminating Korinji's summer fundraising campaign, we invite all our members worldwide to accumulate recitations of the Heart Sutra. We will livestream a 108-recitation session that you may join (or watch afterward) You may also submit names for dedication of the chanting. Full info here.

7/6-7/12/20:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

8/22-8/23/20:     SHUGENDO OVERNIGHT TRAINING AT KORINJI

  • Join our community for this overnight Shugendo practice session, especially suited to beginners. We will practice the morning and evening Daily Recitation, and accumulate some of the 1000 prostrations and 1000 Heart Sutra recitations that are foundational practices for further study. Practice will be conducted outdoors at Korinji and in nearby natural areas. Info on the Korinji Shugen Dojo Facebook page here.

Rescheduled, dates TBA:     INTRO TO ZEN DAY

  • Several times a year the Korinji monastery residents (near Madison, Wisconsin) welcome guests from the local community to our home for a two-hour open house: our Intro to Zen Days. Instruction in Zen meditation is given, followed by tea/coffee and conversation. This is a perfect way to begin your Zen practice with us! There is no fee (a donation box benefiting our charitable foundation will be set out). 10am-12pm. Contact for details and to RSVP.

Rescheduled to 2021:     GERMANY: SESSHIN IN LAUFEN

  • Annual short meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Laufen, Germany (Bavaria, close to Salzburg, Austria). Details and registration to be released soon. Contact for info.

Rescheduled to 2021:     SWITZERLAND: DAI-SESSHIN AND SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING

  • Intensive 7-day Zen meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Faido.

  • Three-day Shugendo training in natural areas near Faido, including hiking, waterfall training, and practice of various meditation methods in nature. Details and registration to be released soon. FOR FULL EVENT INFO and to receive updates, please contact Myoen Ciucci: nicole.ciucci@vtxmail.ch

10/5-10/11/20:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

10/30-11/1/20     SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING AT MT. KOSHIKIDAKE, YAMAGATA, JAPAN

  • Traditional mountain entry training led by Shokai Koshikidake, Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo. (Due to Covid-19 this event is not open to overseas students. Please plan for 2021!)

11/9-11/15/20:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

12/7-12/13/20:     ROHATSU DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

12/19/20:     END OF YEAR CELEBRATION AT KORINJI

  • Join us for a winter forest hike, bonfire with hot cider, hearty meal, and special ceremony of blessing as we celebrate the holidays together at Korinji. 1-5pm, family and friends welcome! A donation box will be set out, and calligraphy and other items will be available for purchase to benefit our monastery fund. Contact for details and to RSVP.

2021

1/4-1/10/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

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

10/15-10/17/21:     SHUGENDO EVENT: KAKUDO MITSUNAGA DAI-AJARI VISIT TO 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.  Info and registration here.

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