Calendars: PDF & Google
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 6:30 – 7:30 am, and community members are welcome. Please check the calendar below for variations.
Highlights of the Current Month
- 4/8, Saturday: Orientation to Zen Practice, 9 am to noon. No preregistration is necessary and there is no fee.
- 4/9, Sunday: Hanamatsuri — in Japanese, “flower festival” to celebrate the birth of the baby Buddha, 9 am to about 11:30. Children are especially welcome. Zazen, stories, offering and dedication, tea and festive refreshments.
- 4/9, Sunday: Annual Sangha Meeting starting at about 11:45, following Hanamatsuri festivities.
- 4/12, Wednesday: Zazen/Dokusan with Question and Response time, 7 to 9 pm followed by tea.
- 4/16, Sunday: Zazenkai (all-day sitting), 8:30 am to 4:00 pm followed by tea. Bring a brown-bag lunch for the 11:30 – 12:30 lunch period. There will be a dharma talk at 1:00 pm. All are welcome for all or part of the day.
- 4/19, Wednesday: NEW! Beginner’s Mind Forum. A time for informal discussion and questions about practice, from 6 to 6:45 pm, before our regular Wednesday zazen program at 7:00. Not just for newcomers, all are welcome.
- 4/21, Friday: Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 pm.
- 4/23, Sunday: Work Party (dharma assembly and informal work practice), 9 am to noon followed by lunch.
- 4/28 through 4/30: Vipassana Hawaii Retreat. The temple will be closed all weekend, and the HDS program on 4/30 will be held offsite (to be announced). Please contact vipassanahawaii.org for registration or retreat information.
- 4/30, Sunday: Sangha Circle (discussion on a topic to be decided by the sangha), 10 am to noon, place to be announced (not at PZC).
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.