Unless otherwise noted, sittings begin at 5:40 am (please plan to arrive before 5:30 am) and end at either 6 pm or 9 pm.
Online registration for the one-day sitting will close at noon on the Thursday before the sitting.
One-day sittings offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. In order to understand the nature of our formal retreats, and to be clear about the details of the practice, please review a typical one-day sitting schedule. We ask those who attend one-day sittings to commit to participating in the complete schedule.
The day will include a work period. You should bring clothes to work in. Some of the work may be strenuous. Please let us know if you have limitations on your ability to work.Orientation
If this is your first one-day sitting at City Center, please attend the oryoki instruction and orientation on the Friday evening before the sitting.
Please indicate the following when registering:
Fee: $70; $63 current SFZC members; $56 limited income. The fee includes meals during the sitting. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations.)
To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or local number (415.475.9362). Online registration for the one-day sitting will close at noon on the Thursday before the sitting.
Optional accommodation on Friday night: $25, shared room; contact the shika (guest manager) at or call 415.354.0395.