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FSZS Spring Sesshin: (Retreat)


Our Spring Sesshin will be April 28 starting at 6:00PM and concluding at Noon on April 30, 2017. It will be held in Falmouth at the lake house of Enjitsu Chris Charyk, 45 Beebe Acres Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540. You may stay at the house Friday and Saturday night or return for each day's sessions.

This will be FSZS first multi-day retreat or Sesshin. Sesshins reflect how in the first 1000 years or so of Buddhism, Sangha's spent days wondering through forests and villages during the dry season. When the rains came the Sangha moved into the homes of villagers spending more time on training and by doing so, being less likely to step on the animals awaking to the daily showers. Please join us for three days of Sangha practice! Leaders for the Sesshin will be Sangaku Dan Joslyn-Ino (Practice Leader), Enjitsu Chris Charyk-Inn keeper and Nancy-ni Sherwood, Tenso (cook). A minimum donation of $15 is requested.

PLEASE EMAIL me with any questions and to let me know if you are coming and staying one or two nights or with us during the day only.

Agenda Friday

1. Please arrive by 6PM on 4/28/17

2. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and medicines along with loose clothing for sitting and walking during the retreat.

3. 6-6:45P Orientation and beds/room assignments for those staying over, a light snack and drinking water

4. 6:45-9:15, 3x45minute sittings

5. 9:15 Tisarana chant

6. 9:30 Lights out

Saturday

1. 5:30AM Wake-up!

2. In place for zazen by 6:00AM

3. Tea served in Zendo at 6:15AM

4. 6:45 Kinhin

5. 7:00-8:00 2x25m sittings and two kinhin

6. 8:00-8:30 Samu (working) and personal break

7. 8:30-8:55 light breakfast (Silent) blessing, meal with training on eating and cleaning

8. 9:00-11:00 2x45m and two Kinhin

9. 11:15-11:45 Dharma Talk: "The Wonder of Sangha"

10. BREAK 11:45-NOON

11. NOON: Call for lunch (Silent), blessing, meal with training on eating and cleaning

12. 1:00P-1:45 Outside Kinhin

13. 2:00-3:00 Teaching altar setting, bowing, prostrating, use of instruments (Doan), chanting

14. 3:00-4:00 Free Time

15. 4:00-5:45 2X45m sitting and kinhin

16. 6:00 Call for light dinner (Silent), blessing, meal with training on eating and cleaning

17. 6:30-7:10 1x40m sitting

18. 7:15-7:30 Sunset Service

19. 7:45-8:30 Dharma Talk: "Interconnectivity"

20. 8:45-9:30 Sitting

21. Tisarana chant and lights out

Sunday

1. 5:30AM Wake-up!

2. In place for zazen by 6:00AM

3. Tea served in Zendo at 6:15AM

4. 6:45 Kinhin

5. 7:00-8:00 2x25m sittings and two kinhin

6. 8:00-8:30 Samu (working) and personal break

7. 8:30-8:50 light breakfast (Silent)

8. 9:00-10:00 1x45m and one Kinhin

9. 10:15-10:45 Dharma Talk: "Open Discussion"

10. 11:00 Call for lunch, blessing, meal with training on eating and cleaning

11. 11:45-12:15 Clean-up and Close Zendo

Gassho


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