Sejiki Ceremony and Halloween Dinner, CC 10/31

Thursday, October 31, 5:45 pm
There will be no evening zazen.

Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony for the spirits of departed ones. This powerful ceremony summons forth all restless spirits and pacifies agitation and violence within and without. It includes a reading of the names of close friends and family members who have died.

If you would like to have a name included, please call the City Center office at 415.863.3136 by October 24.

After the ceremony, we will have a Halloween costume dinner. Costumes may be worn to the ceremony.

Children sometimes find the ceremony scary - most people are in costume and there are loud and eerie sounds and chanting. Children are very welcome to attend the ceremony, but please feel free to come a bit later and bring your children to the dinner which will be at about 6:30pm. Dinner is followed by trick-or-treating in the Zen Center buildings on Page Street. Please call the office at 415.863.3136 for more information and to make reservations for dinner.

Sejiki Halloween Costume Dinner

The suggested donation for dinner is $10–$15, or $6 for children. Please make a reservation for dinner through the City Center office at 415.863.3136 and let us know at that time if you wish to help with decorations, meal prep, set-up, or clean-up.