One-day sittings at Green Gulch offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. Formal oryoki meals are served in the zendo.
The One-Day Sitting begins at 9 am and concludes at 6 pm. Anyone wishing to also join the daily early morning sitting at Green Gulch on that day, beginning at 4:50 am, is very welcome to arrive by that time and do so. Participants are welcome to stay for an informal dinner at 6 pm.
Recommended for newcomers: Sunday morning meditation instruction and Half-Day Introductory Sitting. If you have not recently participated in a one-day sitting at San Francisco Zen Center, please contact the head of the meditation hall at email@example.com (preferred) or 415.354.0424 before you register.
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, as well as our guidelines for zendo conduct. We ask those who attend one-day sittings to commit to following these guidelines and to participating in the schedule completely. If you have questions regarding the schedule or guidelines, please consult with the Head of the Meditation Hall, the Ino via email before completing your registration.
Please indicate the following when registering:
- Is this your first formal one-day sitting at Zen Center?
- Will you bring an oryoki set or will you need a tray for meals?
- Will you need to use a chair throughout the day?
Fees: $70, $63 members, $49 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.
(The zendo is sometimes available for sleeping the night before the one-day sitting. The night before is included in the fee for the one-day sitting. It may also be possible to stay the night after the sitting for an additional $20, if space is available. Inquire when you register. You will need to speak with the Ino and provide your own bedding.)
Or please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration. If you have not recently participated in a one-day sitting at San Francisco Zen Center, please contact the head of the meditation hall at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 415.354.0424 before you register.
Registration must be received by noon on the Tuesday (February 18) before the sitting.