Living in Harmony with All Beings –
Taking Refuge in Sangha
September 22 - December 8
led by Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr
In all Buddhist traditions practitioners take refuge in the three treasures, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Practice period offers an excellent opportunity for beginning and more experienced students to join together in an intense period of practice, including zazen (see the daily schedule), lectures, classes, work, and close contact with teachers. These activities provide an opportunity to engage in traditional Zen training and experience the practices that are fundamental to the Zen Way.
Dharma inquiry through study classes, interviews with teachers, and attention to whatever arises helps participants to integrate the experiential and didactic teachings into their lives and relationships.
Residential practice period participants join the full practice period schedule or a limited schedule that includes everything except the daily work practice.
The practice period begins with an orientation on the evening of Friday, September 21. The first one-day sitting is on Saturday, September 22. The practice period includes three One-day Sittings and concludes with the seven-day Rohatsu Sesshin, December 2-8.
Residential participants should plan to arrive by the early afternoon of September 21.
*Non-residential participation: $75 plus additional fees for sittings, classes, sesshins, workshops, and events, as indicated. NOTE: Applications for non-residential participation will be accepted through September 19.
Applications: Practice period applications can be obtained by downloading a PDF version of the appropriate application below. You may also email the office to request one or call 415.863.3136. Please also review the City Center Training Program and Practice Guidelines.
If you have any questions, please call the City Center director at 415.354.0383 or contact the director via email.