To study the Buddha way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
~Dogen Zenji

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Sesshin Schedule

A Typical Sesshin Day
5:30AM Wake up
6:00AM Zazen ZCLA zazen instruction
ZMM zazen instruction
6:30AM Kinhin walking meditation
6:40AM Zazen  
7:10AM Kinhin  
7:20AM Zazen  
7:40AM Service  
7:55 prepare breakfast bring simple meals--there are kitchens for preparation
8:15AM Breakfast  
9:00AM zazen  
9:30AM opening council Council instructions
10:10AM Kinhin  
10:20AM Zazen  
10:50AM End/Break  
11:00AM samu (work) meet in the garden for service and assignment
12:45PM prepare lunch  
1:15PM Lunch  
2:00PM Zazen  
2:30PM Kinhin  
2:40PM Talk   
3:10PM End/Break  
3:30PM Exercise usually people go for a walk in the neighborhood
4:30PM Zazen  
4:55PM Kinhin  
5:05PM Zazen  
5:30PM Dinner Break  
7:00PM Zazen  
7:30PM Kinhin  
7:40PM Zazen  
8:10PM Four Vows Gathas at SWZC
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