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Samish Ino Schedule

Regular Schedule - Saturday through Friday:

5:30 Zazen - face in (Ino does big bells w/prostrations, announce "please gassho......";tenken does 3 bells with doshi after jundo)
6:00 Kinhin
6:10 Zazen - face out
6:40 Kinhin
6:50 Zazen
7:15 Service Announce "Prepare for service, pass chant books, Morning A, B, C D, Stand behind cushion for bowing" (check altar, direct the doanryo or fill in as needed), 
7:40 Breakfast, followed by break 

9:10 open one front door, side ventilation
9:20 Zazen (do the 3 small bells to start the period coordinated w/ priest – tenken still outside)
9:50 Kinhin 
10:10 Zazen
10:30 Kinhin (tea person leaves for Norman's tea) Set up chairs for public or assign someone to do it. 
10:40 Dharma Talk  Announce "Dharma Talk" and encourage people to move up. Do stop & rings of med. bell (directions in ino/tenken binder) lectern in place, recorder(s) out.
11:30 Kinhin (15 minutes)
11:45 Zazen
12:05 Service Announce "Prepare for service"  (check altar, direct the doanryo or fill in as needed)
12:20 Lunch (bring clappers for stopping HO and meal chant - see meal chant cards)

1:40 Organizer's Mtg (Retreat Manager, Jisha, Ino, Registrar, Work Leader - dokusan waiting rm) Attend this meeting
2:00 Work meeting (announcements & suggestions about forms)
3:00 End work

3:15 lots of ventilation if sunny
3:25 Zazen (3 small bells w/ priest to start) (Soku signals end) 
3:55 Tea (one clack to start once served, two clacks to end)
4:15 informal outdoor walking (individual walking back and forth between two points in coordination with breath, explain/ may do fast walking.)
4:45 Zazen
5:15 Service Announce "Prepare for service"  (check altar, direct the doanryo or fill in as needed)
5:30 Dinner (bring clappers for starting/ending meal, no chanting!)

7:05 reduce ventilation but keep on front door open
7:15 Zazen (do bells to start coordinated with doshi) 
7:45 Kinhin
7:55 Zazen
8:25 Kinhin
8:35 Zazen
8:55 Refuges tenken does exit bells on regular timekeeping bell
9:00 End of day 

First Friday - Beginning of Retreat

4:00 pm arrive, finish registration, settle into room, 
cushions to zendo
5:30 pm Orientation (dining room) - led by retreat manager and tanto
6:30 Dinner (informal)

8:20 Zazen
8:50 Ino's Announcements speak to zendo forms, that you are one to communicate with about schedule changes, zendo spirit, additional orientation for people new to sesshin on Saturday morning
9:10 Refuges tenken does exit bells on regular timekeeping bell
Wednesday as usual, except
Health & Well Being ceremony at 12:05pm - bring list of names to kokyo

Thursday as usual, except

Lunch break: Remind yourself about spirit  ceremony and ask chidens to gather materials for altar or do it yourself. Some things needed from kitchen – see cooks. Msg to Work Leader that you need doans during work period.
Work period: go over ceremony and moving everything outside with doans
4:15 informal walking - set up ceremony with help from doanryo
4:55 Han roll down
5:00 Gratitude and Apology Ceremony 
5:30 Dinner

Friday as usual, except

Memorial ceremony at 5:15pm - bring list of names to kokyo

Saturday - Close of Sesshin

5:00 Wake-up bell
5:30 Zazen (Ino does big bells w/prostrations, tenken does 3 bells with doshi after jundo)
5:30 Zazen
6:00 Shosan setup  help move cushions, (Outside walking meditation for others?) when setup is done signal everyone to come back in with roll down on clackers 
6:15 Shosan Ceremony  just participate in ceremony, no special jobs 
7:40 Breakfast (informal)
8:00 Break

10:00 Work Meeting, 
10:00 Work Meeting,  Clean up Camp & Load up please stay to help if you do not have a flight to catch
11:00 hit han when work leader sees people are done 
11:30 Closing Circle (end of sesshin)

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