FOR SESSHIN GUESTS

Zen friends wishing to join us at Korinji during all or part of a dai-sesshin are asked to do the following:

1. READ THIS SESSHIN INFORMATION DOCUMENT

  • It includes all the sesshin information you need, including directions and what to bring.

2. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO SESSHIN AT KORINJI IN THE PAST it is sufficient to RSVP by email to info@korinji.org.

3. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME WITH US FOR SESSHIN, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION

  • You may fill out and sign it digitally, or print it out and then photograph or scan. Either way, please send the completed form to info@korinji.org.

 

Questions? Please contact us.

 

DAI-SESSHIN AT KORINJI – TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

 

First Night: Arrive by 6:30pm. Trainees to be dressed and in the zendo by 7:15pm

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·       7:30  Opening of sesshin (in zendo).

·       7:45  Sozarei (opening tea)

·       8:00  Daza (zazen)

·       9:15  Sosan (interview with the Roshi – mandatory for all present)

·       10:00  Sarei/Kaihan/Kaichin (tea/striking the han/formal lights out)

·       10:15  Group meeting in the dining hall. Optional snack available.

·       10:30  Yaza (mandatory solo zazen practice, inside or outside) until 11:45pm.

·       12:00am  All sleep.

 

Typical Day 

·       4:30am  Kaijo (wake up)

·       4:50  Baito Sarei/Daza (umeboshi tea/zazen)

·       6:00  Dokusan (interview with the Roshi)

·       6:30  Choka (morning chanting) 

·       7:15   Shukuza (morning meal)

·       8:00  Samu (work period, indoor and outdoor)

·       10:00  Daza (zazen)

·       11:00  Saiza (mid-day meal)

·       12:00pm  Suiza (free sitting)

·       1:00  Sarei/Daza (tea/zazen)

·       2:30  Dokusan (interview with the Roshi)

·       3:00  Kaiyoku (wash)

·       4:15  Daza (zazen)

·       4:45  Yakuseki (evening meal)

·       6:30  Daza (zazen)

·       7:00  Kaihan/Kentan/Daza (striking the han/zendo inspection by the Roshi/zazen)

·       8:00  Dokusan (interview with the Roshi) 

·       8:30   Teisho (lecture)

·       9:00  Daza (zazen)

·       10:00  Sarei/Kaihan/Kaichin (tea/striking the han/formal lights out) Afterward, optional snack available in dining hall followed by mandatory                yaza (solitary sitting practice) only, 10:30-11:45pm.

·       12:00am: All sleep.

Final Morning

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·       4:30am  Kaijo (wake up)

·       4:50  Baito Sarei/Daza (umeboshi tea/zazen)

·       6:00  Sosan (interview with the Roshi – mandatory for all present)

·       6:30  Sozarei (closing tea ceremony)

·       [Clean up, group informal breakfast at 8am]

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