One Day Sits are an opportunity for sustained quiet practice together in sangha and a great way to learn about several aspects of formal Zen practice.
The day begins early, as is traditional in Zen training, and includes several periods of sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), the morning service ritual, a Dharma talk, opportunity for a private interview with the teacher (dokusan), and a question and answer time that’s especially helpful for newer sitters and useful to all of us as we explore how our approach to practice is to find freedom from striving and clinging though the teachings on "no gaining idea."
Note that our One Day Sits are bit less formal and rigorous than our Zen Sesshin. One Day Sits include more instruction and the opportunity for quiet social connection during the meal breaks.
We hope you’ll join the sangha in a quiet day of sitting at our adopted home for a steady relaxed day of zazen practice. The day of practice is also available online via Zoom.
In-person and Zoom attendance information is available HERE.
The One Day Sit schedule runs from 7:00am to 3:00pm with a vegetarian breakfast and lunch provided. The full schedule is available here.
Registration: Registration is required. If you are attending in-person, for the safety of everyone you'll need to follow our COVID protocols.
Costs: There is a nominal charge to cover our organizational, rental and food costs. As usual, teachers are not compensated for their time - if you are so moved, you can express appreciation by making a donation (dana) here or in the hall.
Dharma Talk and dokusan with Nomon Tim Burnett.
Zendo guidance and Q&A with Shudo Chris Burkhart.
Red Cedar Zen Community is a 501(c) non-profit organization.