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. A typical daily sesshin schedule is below.

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  Sleep or continue practice.

 

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 followed by yaza (solitary sitting practice).

12:00am: Sleep or continue practice.

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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