sesshin

New York Zendo 53rd Anniversary Sesshin

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Hokuto Sensei will lead this sesshin to commemorate the founding of our temple. New York Zendo Shobo-ji opened its doors on Sept. 15, 1968, and was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the United States. For over half a century, we have continued to offer authentic Rinzai Zen training amid the never-ending bustle of life in Manhattan. Read more »

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

Golden Wind Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo

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A monk asked Ummon, “What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?” Ummon said, “Golden wind!” Join us for the first three-day sesshin of fall kessei. As autumn paints the trees brilliant colors, golden leaves swirl down, and the breeze turns cooler, join us to clear, refresh, and refocus your heart and mind.

Shinge Roshi will lead this sesshin in person at DBZ, with Chigan Roshi and Hokuto Sensei participating via Zoom. Off-line time is included for meals, work practice at your homes and kinhin. Read more »

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Sep 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

O-Bon at Dai Bosatsu Zendo

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This O-Bon 2021 is an unprecedented occasion, with so many losses in our country and around the globe. Holding this annual ceremony is always of great importance as a way of expressing our gratitude to departed family members, teachers, and friends, but it is especially meaningful during these pandemic months.

Unfortunately, registration for in-person attendance is full, but please join us on Zoom to view all events. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 - 6:00pm - Sun, Aug 15, 2021 - 11:30am

Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji 45th Anniversary Zoom Sesshin

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You are invited to participate in this four-day sesshin to honor the 45th anniversary of International Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s formal opening on July 4, 1976.

Let us gather from all over the world, sitting together with all our might to requite the beneficence of the great teachers whose endless vow brought Dai Bosatsu Zendo into being. Read more »

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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 - 7:00pm - Mon, Jul 5, 2021 - 5:00pm

Hoen-ji Spring/Summer Sesshin

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As we sit together in deep silence, we will experience the profound stillness that can lead us to encounter our true nature.

Led by Shinge Roshi at Hoen-ji with online teachings by Chigan Roshi and Hokuto Sensei, this sesshin will include zazen, morning service, teisho, dokusan and Dharma interviews. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes and kinhin.

Registration Deadline: May 27

Please click here to register.

Date: 
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Jun 6, 2021 - 5:00pm

Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin

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Join us at this weekend sesshin honoring Nyogen Senzaki, a great early pioneer of Zen in America. A disciple of Soen Shaku Roshi, Nyogen Senzaki came to the United States in 1905. He practiced alone at first, then was gradually sought out by Americans eager to learn about and practice Zen. His teachings and poems continue to inspire us decades after his passing. Read more »

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Thu, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, May 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

Holy Days Sesshin

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During this sesshin we will honor the birth of the baby Buddha with a special ceremony and beautiful flower pavilion and also commemorate Master Rinzai, the father of our school. Experience the beginning of this season of renewal, with early spring breezes and new shoots emerging. It is a wonderful time for spiritual resurgence after a long, hard winter. Read more »

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Fri, Apr 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Apr 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

March-On Sesshin

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This sesshin commemorates the life and legacy of Soen Nakagawa Roshi. Soen Roshi’s commitment to transmitting the Dharma to the West and his unique spirit and style of Zen practice have influenced the spiritual path of countless Zen students.

Led by Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi, and Hokuto Sensei, the Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, teisho, a Dharma talk, dokusan, and Dharma interviews. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin. Read more »

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Fri, Mar 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Hoen-ji Winter Sesshin

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As we sit together in deep silence, we will experience the profound stillness that can lead us to encounter our true nature.

This Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, a Dharma talk, dokusan and Dharma interviews with Shinge Roshi, Chigan Roshi, and Hokuto Sensei. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Feb 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, Feb 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Harvest Weekend Sesshin

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As we sit together in deep silence, we will experience the profound stillness that can lead us to encounter our true nature. This Zoom sesshin will include zazen, morning service, a Dharma talk by Dokuro Osho or Hokuto Sensei and Dharma interviews. Off-line time will be built into the schedule for meals, work practice at your homes, and kinhin.

After you register, you will receive a schedule with Zoom links. While we encourage full-time participation, you may join us for as much as you can. The sliding scale fee is $75 to $150. Read more »

Date: 
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 - 7:00pm - Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
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