Half-Day Sitting, CC 1/25

Practice Center
Date / Time
January 25, 2020 / 5:40am - 2:00pm
Event Type
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

The January 25 half-day sitting opens the Winter 2020 Intensive. It is also open to anyone who would like to participate in the half-day sitting.

This half-day sitting offers traditional Soto Zen meditation practice. We ask those who attend to commit to participating in the complete schedule.

The schedule will begin at 5:40 am (please arrive in the zendo by 5:30 am) and end at 2 pm.

If you will need a chair in the zendo, please indicate this when you sign up.

Breakfast will be served in the zendo. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the half-day sitting; however, you will need an oryoki set for breakfast. You may bring your own set, purchase one, or rent a set.

To purchase your own oryoki set, please add the “Purchase Oryoki Set” fee to your online reservation. Please contact the City Center Ino to check on availability of sets.

To rent an oryoki set for the day, please add the “Rent Oryoki Set” fee to your online reservation.


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.

  • Oryoki instruction is Friday at 5:00 pm
  • Friday dinner is at 6:30 pm; cost for Friday dinner is by donation
  • Orientation is Friday at 7:30 pm

Please indicate the following when registering:

  • Is this your first formal half-day sitting at Zen Center?
  • Will you need to use a chair throughout the day?
  • Will you need to buy or rent an oryoki set?
  • Will you need accommodation at City Center in addition to attending the sitting? Please call one of the numbers below.
Fee Information

Fee: $40; $36 current SFZC members; $28 limited income. The fee includes breakfast and lunch, but not accommodations (see below). Some partial scholarships available.

Registration Information

To Register:

Register Online

Or please call the City Center Office at 415.863.3136 or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or local number (415.475.9362). Registration for the half-day sitting will close at 4 pm on Tuesday, January 21.

Optional accommodation on Friday night:

  • $38.50, shared*
  • $55, single*

*Subject to availability. Contact the events coordinator at 415.354.0360 or by email (rezoffice@sfzc.org).

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