upcoming special events at ryugen-ji temple


zazenkais at Ryugen-Ji temple

dates: Saturday, February 26th 9AM to Sunday, february 27th 10am 2022

cost: $45.00 per person

The Brevard Zen Center, Ryugenji, is happy to announce we will be holding a zazenkai, short retreat, beginning on Saturday Dec 11 at 9 AM and ending on Sunday Sept 12th, 10AM. It will include zazen (meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), service and Dokusan (one to one meeting with the teacher). Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style so bring blankets, air mattresses etc. The cost for the retreat is $45, not including dana, and includes all meals.

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

Sesshin at White Sands Temple in Mims, Florida

Dates:  July 20 - 24 2022

Cost: $200

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. 

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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. 

During this retreat a member, Kendal, will receive Jukai in a ceremony on Saturday. Jukai is a zen ceremony in which the recipient vows to follow the Buddha Way and the 10 precepts.

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