October 1, 2014

Uposatha Observance

“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.” – Dogen Zenji

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Attha Sīlāni

Evening Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Gatha of Atonement and Heart Sutra, Prostrations

150 minutes combined | 2.5 hours total

September 27, 2014

Day one of weekend Sesshin with Roshi

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Sīlāni

Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen, Teisho | Dharma Talk, Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen

Heart Sutra

Metta-Bhavana

450 minutes combined | 7.5 hours total

September 26, 2014

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Sīlāni

Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Anapanasati-Samatha

90 minutes combined | 1.5 hours total

September 25, 2014

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Sīlāni

Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Satipatthana-Vipassana under tree

Satipatthana-Vipassana and Metta-Bhavana with sangha

Anapanasati-Samatha at night

180 minutes combined | 3 hours total

September 24, 2014

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Sīlāni

Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Evening Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Gatha of Atonement and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Anapanasati-Samatha

180 minutes combined | 3 hours total

September 23, 2014

Uposatha Observance

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Attha Sīlāni

Full hour: Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Full hour: Satipatthana-Vipassana

Full hour: Anapana-Satipatthana

180 minutes combined | 3 hours total

September 22, 2014

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Sīlāni

Full hour: Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations with sangha

Half hour: Anapanasati-Samatha

Half hour: Dhammanusati-Vipassana

120 minutes combined | 2 hours total