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Zazenkai One Day Retreat with Randall Ryotan Eiger: Including Regular Sunday Morning Program: Doors Open at 8:30 am-Click Here for More Information

This month Ryo will lead a zazenkai, a one day meditation retreat at the zendo, on Sunday, December 15th. We will have a regular Sunday morning schedule and continue walking and sitting meditation throughout the day for those who want to continue.

Ryo has generously organized this zazenkei for our sangha.

The morning will begin at 9:00, as usual and end at 4:30 PM.

Everyone is invited to arrive and to stay for as long as they wish to. Although some people will stay for the entire zazenkei, staying the whole day is not mandatory.

Ryo will be holding practice discussions (dokusan) during the zazenkei.

This is a valuable opportunity to support your practice.
The following is a message from Ryo and the Zazenkei Schedule:
"I hope you will join me on Sunday for our day of silent meditation. It's a wonderful opportunity to deepen our practice and support each other through devoted sitting."

Empty Hand Zazenkei Schedule Sunday, December 15th
8:30-9:00 Arrival and Settling In

9:00-9:30 Verse of Kesa/zazen

9:30-9:40 kinhin

9:40-10:10 zazen

10:10-10:20 kinhin

10:20-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:05 15-minute kinhin
11:05-11:35 zazen

11:35-11:45 kinhin
11:45-12:05 Service
12:05-12:35 Lunch (bring your own)
12:35-1:30 Rest Practice
1:30-2:00 zazen

2:00-2:10 kinhin

2:10-2:40 zazen

2:40-2:50 kinhin
2:50-3:20 Dharma Talk
3:20-3:30 kinhin

3:30-4:00 zazen
4:00-4:25 Formal Tea
4:25-4:30 Four vows

We hope you will join us in deepening our practice together
With Gratitude,

The Empty Hand Zen Center Board of Directors

Deb Wood Priest

Bruce Demaree Chairman

Paula Borsody President

Deborah Silver Secretary
Dustin Richard Treasurer
Hillary Volper

Alexandra Enderle Kinney

Oscar Sandoval