upcoming special events at kuge-in temple
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:
Friday, July 17 2015 7:00PM through Sunday, July 19 2015 10:00AM
Sesshin with Roshi Mitsunen Kyogen Nordstorm
date: Wednesday, September 23 2015 at 7:00PM through
Sunday, September 27 2015 10:00AM
Cost: $200.00 per person. Please note that Dana for
Roshi is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if
possible, please bring cash for dana.
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.
Early reservations are recommended. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
sesshins at our sister temple, Hokori Zen Center in
To be announced
Visit their website at http://www.hokorizencenter.org/.