Join Red Cedar Zen for the traditional 7-day celebration of Buddha's Enlightenment.
Talks by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett, Tanto Shudo Chris Burkhart, and Seattle Soto Zen's Resident Teacher Kanshin Allison Tait.
Private interviews available with all three teachers.
Our online retreat days are designed to be not only a substantial immersion in formal practice just like an in-person sesshin but also to leave room and flexibility for your home life. See the detailed schedule here.
You may attend for the full retreat or individual days. We ask that you commit to full days so help create a stable sesshin container and attend as many as you can. Note (see below) that the schedule does not have you at the screen and cushion every hour of the day. Consider if you can work other needed activities and responsibilities in and be present for the entire sesshin.
6:30pm tech check/questions/hang out
7pm - 8:30pm orientation and small group check ins
8:30pm - 9:00pm zazen
Wednesday - Monday
7am - 8:30am zazen, kinhin, zazen, service….meal chant
[breakfast on your own]
10am - Noon zazen, kinhin, zazen, Dharma Talk, zazen, service…meal chant
[Afternoon open for lunch, personal practice, exercise, work period, study]
4:30pm - 5:40pm zazen, service
[dinner on your own]
7pm - 8:30pm zazen, kinhin, zazen, refuges
A precise schedule is available here.
Final Evening and Tuesday Morning
Overnight optional zazen and 6am - 8am Rohatsu Celebration.
DOKUSAN (Private Interviews)
A form will be provided in the registration confirmation email to allow you to request dokusan from Nomon Tim Burnett. You will be able to request doksuan and practice discussion from the other teachers using the Zoom chat function.
The zendo and Tim's interview room will be accessed via Zoom (link provided with registration confirmation). Interviews with other teachers will be by phone.
DANA AND FEES
The sliding scale registration fee for this event goes to Red Cedar Zen to help with our operating expenses during this challenging time.
Scholarships are always available on request.
Dana (donations) may be made directly to the teachers here in our Membership & Giving section.