Sitting Meditation & Sesshins
See below for descriptions of half-day introductory and one-day offerings, as well as longer sesshins. Sesshin means to collect the heart/mind. We spend up to 7 days meditating, eating, and working in silence, devoting every aspect of the day to the realization of the Buddha Way. Sesshin meals are generally served and taken in the traditional oryoki style.
A $5 donation for support of the temple is suggested at the morning program; lunch donation is separate.
Saturday Half-Day Introductory Sittings at Green Gulch Farm
9 am – 12:15 pm
A gentle introduction for beginning sitters.
Saturday Sittings with Edward Brown
Select Saturdays, 9 am – 5 pm
These sittings include zazen, outdoor walking meditation, chi gung, talks, and discussion. Beginning and experienced students are welcome.
Seven-Day Spring Sesshin 2018, GGF 4/1 – 4/8
Sunday, 3 pm – Sunday, 2 pm
Co-led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Interims at Green Gulch
During the interim breaks there are no dharma talks or classes, and morning meditation begins at 5:50 am instead of 5 am.
One-Day Sittings at Green Gulch
5 am – 6 pm
One-day sittings offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice.