upcoming special events at kuge-in temple
Sesshin with Roshi Mitsunen Kyogen Nordstorm
date: To be announced
Cost: $200.00 per person. Please note that Dana for
Roshi is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. (Dana
is the art of selfless giving without recognition, and is
not included in the cost of the sesshin. We suggest cash
A Sesshin is a multiple day retreat in which
we take time out of our busy lives to focus on our spiritual
practice. We do multiple periods of zazen (seated
meditation) with periods of kinhin (walking meditation)
between. We also do samu (work practice) and chanting
services. Our teacher, Roshi Lou Mitsunen Nordstrom, will
give Dharma talks daily.
All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with Roshi.
Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style and all meals are included. You may arrange a hotel room if that is preferable (approx. 10 minutes away). For those who wish to stay at a nearby hotel, we have a list to choose from. Please let us know if you need the hotel list.
We have a limited number of cots and sleeping bags available on a first come basis. If you are bringing an air mattress, we kindly request no larger than twin size. Please bring your own blankets, linens/pillows, towels, toiletries etc. Our shower facilities are outdoors with hot and cold running water
You may join us anytime your schedule allows, but it is highly recommended that you attend the entire sesshin to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice in the warmth of the temple and the sangha. Speak with Daigen for partial attendance cost.
Early reservations are recommended. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
zazenkais at kuge-in
A zazenkai, literally meaning "to come together for
meditation" is a Zen Buddhist retreat that is usually less
intensive and of shorter duration than sesshin.
Lunch and dinner are served on Saturday, and breakfast is served Sunday morning.
cost: $45.00 per person. please note that dana for roshi is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if possible, please bring cash for dana.
upcoming zazenkai dates:
To be announced
sesshins at our sister temple, Hokori Zen Center in
To be announced
Visit their website at http://www.hokorizencenter.org/.