Community members usually come together to do zazen on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm and Sunday mornings from 9-11 am. In addition, the residents sit every morning from 6:00 – 7:00 am, and community members are welcome. Please check the calendar below for variations.
Highlights of the Current Month
- 1/2 – 1/10, Rohatsu sesshin. Participants only. However, anyone may go to the Dharma Assembly at 2pm each day. Wait on the lanai for the Jisha to come invite you in. You may not be late.
- 1/20, Saturday: Orientation to Zen Practice, 9 am to noon. No preregistration is necessary and there is no fee.
- 1/21, Sunday: Samu, 9am to noon. This is a silent work period followed by lunch
- 1/23, Tuesday: NEW! Beginner’s Mind Forum. A time for informal discussion and questions about practice, from 6 to 7 pm. Not just for newcomers, all are welcome.
- 1/24, Wednesday: Question and Response night with the teacher. Bring any and all questions.
- 1/26, Friday: Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 pm.
Highlights of the Next Month
- 2/4, Sunday: Sunday: Sangha Hiking Zazenkai (all-day sitting), 9 am to 4:00 pm We meet at the trail head TBA. Bring a brownbag lunch for lunch period.
- 2/10, Saturday: Orientation to Zen Practice, 9am to noon. No preregistration is necessary and there is no fee.
- 2/17, Saturday: Sangha Circle Discussion 2-4pm in the teachers quarters. Subject to be announced.
- 2/18, Sunday: Work Party, 9am till noon followed by lunch. This is a non-silent communal work period.
- 2/20, Tuesday: Beginner’s Mind Forum. A time for informal discussion and questions about practice, from 6 to 7 pm. Not just for newcomers, all are welcome.
- 2/23-28, Vipassana Hawaii is renting the temple for a retreat. No zen sittings during this time.
Below is the calendar in pdf form that you can scroll though to the current month. When you choose the light green “Download” link the calendar will be displayed full screen as a pdf which you can download and/or print. Press the expansion button on the top right corner to simply view the calendar as a whole page. Please note that the Vipassana dates are times the organization Vipassana Hawaii rents the temple for their retreats. We are close Dharma friends but separate organizations so please contact them directly for questions and sign-up.
Below, for ease of download to your mobile devices and ease of readability on mobile devices is a Google version of our calendar, kept up to date with the latest changes.