EVENTS

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

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.

 


1/16:     MONTHLY SHUGENDO PRACTICE MEETING

  • 10am - 1pm. A monthly get-together in natural areas near Korinji for hiking, meditation and mantra recitation, and takigyo (waterfall training). Beginners welcome, $20 suggested donation. Info and RSVP here.



2/27:     MONTHLY SHUGENDO PRACTICE MEETING

  • 10am - 1pm. A monthly get-together in natural areas near Korinji for hiking, meditation and mantra recitation, and takigyo (waterfall training). Beginners welcome, $20 suggested donation. Info and RSVP here.



3/27:     MONTHLY SHUGENDO PRACTICE MEETING

  • 10am - 1pm. A monthly get-together in natural areas near Korinji for hiking, meditation and mantra recitation, and takigyo (waterfall training). Beginners welcome, $20 suggested donation. Info and RSVP here.




4/5-4/11/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

 


4/17-4/18/21:     ZEN LIFE RETREAT AT KORINJI

  • NOTE: EVENT FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. An overnight meditation retreat that is much less challenging in schedule than dai-sesshin, and perfect as a first retreat for beginners who have started a meditation practice and are ready to go deeper.  The Zen Life Retreat is also a great way to start learning practice forms used during dai-sesshin and to prepare for it.   Event flyer here.    Details and registration info here.

 


4/24:     INTRO TO ZEN MEDITATION CLASS IN REEDSBURG, WI



4/25:     MONTHLY SHUGENDO PRACTICE MEETING

  • 10am - 1pm. A monthly get-together in natural areas near Korinji for hiking, meditation and mantra recitation, and takigyo (waterfall training). Beginners welcome, $20 suggested donation. Info and RSVP here.




5/10-5/16/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

 


5/21-5/23/21:    WISCONSIN SPRING SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING (HARU NO MINE)

  • A three-day intensive practice including the Jikkai Shugyo (10 Realms Training) on the mountain, takigyo (waterfall training), ritual and meditation practice. Conducted in natural areas near Korinji.   Event flyer here.    Details and registration info here.

 



5/27:     INTRO TO ZEN MEDITATION CLASS IN REEDSBURG, WI



5/29/21:     INTRO TO ZEN DAY AT KORINJI

  • Twice 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. Please RSVP by email. The full info doc is here.
     


 

5/30/21:    ONLINE EVENT: THE RINZAI ZEN PATH, AN INTRODUCTION




6/7-6/13/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

6/19-6/20/21:     ZEN TRAINING IN LONG ISLAND NY

  • Meido Roshi will teach an open seminar, including instruction and lecture, all day on Saturday. Sunday will be a half-day training for members of the host group. Venue (in Nassau County) and details TBA...save the date.


 

7/5-7/11/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

7/17:     MONTHLY SHUGENDO PRACTICE MEETING

  • 10am - 1pm. A monthly get-together in natural areas near Korinji for hiking, meditation and mantra recitation, and takigyo (waterfall training). Beginners welcome, $20 suggested donation. Info and RSVP here.


8/7-8/22/21:     SWITZERLAND DAI-SESSHIN AND SHUGENDO MOUNTAIN TRAINING

  • August 7-8, Beginner's Retreat in Chironico led by Meido Roshi in Chironico

  • August 13-19, Dai-Sesshin, intensive 7-day Zen meditation retreat led by Meido Roshi in Chironico

 


9/24-9/26/21:    WISCONSIN AUTUMN SHUGENDO TRAINING

  • A three-day intensive practice at Korinji including ritual and meditation practice. Special guest: Eikai Ip Sensei of Tenmyo-ji temple in Toronto. Details and registration info here.



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


 

10/15-10/17/21:     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).



11/8-11/14/21:     DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI



12/6-12/12/21:     ROHATSU DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI

 

[2022]



1/10-1/16/22:     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 learned basic meditation but 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). Partial attendance permitted. Info and application here. 

 


 


5/19-5/21/22:     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).

 

7/20-7/31/22:     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.


 

 


 

10/1-10/3/22 (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.