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December 22 - 2022: Rohatsu Sitting 

Oak and 7th St. Zendos

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In the Soto Buddhist Tradition, December is traditionally the month of Rohatsu sesshin: commemorating Buddha’s Practice, Steadfast Sitting, and Enlightenment.

 

We would like to recognize this traditional observance with an extended sitting, starting on Saturday, December 17th, and going to mid day Sunday the 18th.

 

For those who are able to join our sitting in person, we will gather at the Oak Street Zendo, starting at 8:30 Pacific Time. There may be others in Boise and Portland who will be sitting together, but those plans will be made locally. All others who want to be included can join online at our regular morning link. This link is listed on our website.

 

To participate in person, please inform your local head of practice, so that we can plan for a silent meal or two. Since this is our first experiment with an extended sitting, it will take extra planning and coordination. Please bring a bag lunch for Saturday and RSVP soon to reserve space. Thank you very much.

Peter van der Sterre

Oak & 7th Street Sanctuary

634 Oak Street SF CA 94117

vdscon@gmail.com

Sitting Schedule

Saturday December 17th

8:15 Check in

8:30 Zazen

9:00 Kinhin

9:10 Zazen

9:40 Kinhin

9:50 Dharma Talk & Discussion

10:30 Kinhin or Outside Walking

10:40 Zazen 11:10 Kinhin

11: 25 Service

11:45 Lunch Break

12:40 Zazen

1:10 Kinhin

1: 20 Zazen

1:50 Kinhin

2:00 Zazen

2:30 Work/Study

3:00 Closing Service and Refuges

3: 20 End of Day

Sunday December 18th

8:30 Zazen

9:00 Kinhin

9:10 Zazen

9:40 Kinhin

9:50 Dharma Talk & Discussion

10:30 Kinhin or Outside Walking

10:40 Zazen

11:10 Kinhin

11: 25 Service & Appreciations

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