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.
Saturday Half-Day Introductory Sittings at Green Gulch Farm
9 am – 12:15 pm
A gentle introduction for beginning sitters.
Interims at Green Gulch
During some periods of the year at Green Gulch Farm, there is an "interim schedule"—morning zazen begins at 5:50 am instead of 5:00 am. Our Sunday 10:15 am Dharma talks continue through the interim periods, with a few exceptions.
A $5 donation for support of the temple is suggested at the morning program; lunch donation is separate.
One-Day Sittings at Green Gulch
5 am – 6 pm
One-day sittings offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice.
Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin, GGF 12/2 – 12/9
Sunday, 3 pm – Sunday, 2 pm
Led by Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson