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Daily Sitting and Service Schedule

Most of the practice at ZCLA follows a fairly consistent daily routine. It is helpful to know that this is also impermanent and tends to vary depending on the needs of the schedule. In general the days at ZCLA are as follows:

Wednesday through Friday morning:                                  

6:00-7:00 a.m.

Zazen (Sitting Meditation)

6:30 a.m.

Stand & Stretch Bell (you may enter or leave quickly)

7:00 a.m.

Verse of the Kesa

7:05 a.m.

Service in the Buddha Hall

Wednesday and Thursday evening:

7:15 p.m.

Service in the Buddha Hall

7:30-8:05p.m.

Zazen

8:05-8:15p.m.

Kinhin* (talk on Thursday night in Dharma Hall)

8:15–8:50p.m.

Zazen

8:50 p.m.

Closure of the day with Four Vows and 3 full prostrations

Saturday morning

8:30 a.m.

Service in the Buddha Hall

9:00–9:35a.m.

Zazen

9:35– 9:45a.m.

Kinhin*

9:45–10:20a.m.

Zazen

10:20–10:30a.m.

Kinhin*

10:30-11:00a.m.

Zazen, ends with Four Vows and bows.

Followed by

Temple cleaning (ca. 15min)

Sunday Morning

8:30 a.m.

Gate of Sweet Nectar Service in the Buddha Hall

9:00–9:35a.m.

Zazen

9:35– 9:45a.m.

Kinhin*

9:45–10:20a.m.

Zazen

Followed by

Four Vows and three full prostrations

10:30a.m.

Closing Ceremony

 *You may enter or leave the Zendo during Kinhin.

Thursday night:

Thursday evenings we sit for one period, then we go down to the Dharma hall to listen to a Teisho given by Roshi, or a Dharma Talk by one of our teachers, or a talk by a student.

Saturday:

Saturday mornings usually follow the routine above and end at 11:30 a.m. The Day of Reflection has a slight change of the routine. Please check the Bulletin Board or read the "This Week" email for special events and the Day of Reflection calendar.

Sunday:

Sunday mornings after the Zendo schedule we meet at 11:00 in the Dharma Hall for a Dharma Talk, a chat, a PublicFace-to-Face or special presentation.

In the afternoon there are often classes, workshops, teachings, circles, and so on.

Face-to-Face Meeting and Interviews:

Abbot (members only): Wednesday evening, Friday mornings, Saturday and Sunday morning.

Saturday and Sunday mornings: A Senior Teacher (Sensei) or Senior Student

For Timekeeper (Jikido) schedule and instructions click here.


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