Calendar

Mar
24
Fri
Choboji Spring sesshin @ Choboji
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 10:00 am

Please help us get an accurate count by sending a deposit and application by March 17, earlier if you want to guarantee a reserved spot. Make your deposit check, $50 or more, to Chobo-Ji and leave it the bowl by the zendo entrance or mail it to: Chobo-Ji, 1733 S. Horton St. #7, Seattle, WA 98144.

The cost of sesshin is $250 (less the amount you pay dues for March). Sesshin will start Friday evening, 3/24, 5:30PM with informal supper, introductions and orientation. Sesshin from Saturday to the following Friday runs from 5am-10pm. We provide sleeping accommodations for those traveling from out of town (an additional $10-$20 per night); please bring a sleeping bag, toiletries, sitting clothes, work clothes and a towel.

Mar
26
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
Apr
2
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
Apr
9
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
Apr
16
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
Apr
23
Sun
All day sit (Zazenkai) @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 23 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

JorikiThroughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed during sesshin (zen retreat). On these evenings of zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting (kido), walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge. 

@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
Apr
30
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
May
7
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese
May
14
Sun
@ Blue Mountain Zendo
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1890465_10153950265050405_1856771416_oZen Services – Zen students may attend the full service or partial. Doors open at specific times only – be early! Please look at the schedule below, and enter quietly and with great care so not to distract the other students. You may choose the type and length of your activities depending on your abilities and needs; however, please see the below schedule for allowed entrance and exit times.
Sunday 
3:00 – 4:00pm Formal Sutra/Dharani Chanting
4:00 – 4:30pm Zazen (seated meditation)
4:30 – 5:00pm Samu Break (During this period students may join the Sangha or depart; however, essential silence is observed)
5:00 – 5:30pm Teisho/Dharma Talk or Dokusan
5:30 – 6:00pm Zazen
6:00 – 6:30pm Fellowship Tea and Cheese