Brevard Zen Center

upcoming special events at ryugen-ji temple

zazenkais at Ryugen-Ji temple

dates: July 25-26, Sept 26-27, Oct 24-25

cost: $40.00 per person

 Ryugen-Ji, the Brevard Zen Center, will be holding Zazenkai (retreat) on following dates. They will begin at 9 AM Saturday and end on Sunday at 10:30. All meals will be provided. It will consist of zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and service. Each participant will also have dokusan (one to one meeting with the teacher) during the zazenkai.

July 25 - 26

Sept 26 - 27

Oct 24 - 25
 

The cost for the event will be $40 not including dana.

Sleeping is dormitory style, please bring sleeping bags, towels etc or you may feel free to bring a small tent to sleep outdoors.

We will be keeping social distancing during the July zazenkai so it will be held to 10 individuals. Please feel free to attend just the Saturday if you wish. Please RSVP to this invitation as soon as possible. First come first served.

RSVP for this event to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com

Sesshin at Ryugen-Ji Temple

Dates:  To be announced

Cost: $185.00 per person. limited scholarships available.

Please note that Dana for Sensei is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if possible, please bring cash for dana.

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. The teacher will also give Dharma talks daily.

All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with the teacher.

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.
 
While you may think, "They know I'm coming." please RSVP to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com or daigen.cj@gmail.com so that food plans etc can be made.

Genjo Gallagher
Brevard Zen Center, Kuge-In Temple
Cocoa, Florida
(321)795-6572

Sesshin at White Sands Temple in Mims, Florida

Dates:  To be announced

Cost: To be announced. limited scholarships available.

Please note that Dana for Sensei is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if possible, please bring cash for dana.

The beautiful White Sands Buddhist Center of Mims, Florida, https://www.tvct.org/, invites Genjo Sensei to lead sesshins on occassion. 

White Sands 01
 
White Sands 02

White Sands 03


White Sands 04

White Sands Buddhist Center is a gorgeous temple in the woods with the largest Buddhist statues in the southeast. See attached photos It is the ideal location for a  peaceful break from the hectic day to day life. The price of the sesshin is $185, this does not include dana (an offering) for the teacher. 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. The teacher will also give Dharma talks daily. The retreat is done in noble silence with no aimless talking. All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with Genjo Sensei. Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style and all meals, vegetarian, 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. 

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.
 
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..

Special Events at our sister temple, hokori-Ji Temple

  • zazenkais and sesshins at Hokori-Ji temple

  • dates: To be announced

  • costs: Please contact Nikon Greg hicks (contact information below) 

Hokori Zen Center at the Universalist Unitarian Church
3140 Troy Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803


Hokori-Ji temple will be holding a 3 day Zazenkai (retreat) from Thursday, January 4th 2018 . It will consist of zazen (meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation).

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. Please bring sleeping items with you, mats, blankets etc. All meals are included.

Please come and deepen your practice in the warmth of Sangha.

Please RSVP to Nikon Greg Hicks, Sangha Priest:
Phone: (863) 255-9735
E-Mail: hokorizencenter@gmail.com

Please let him know if you would like to join their mailing list.