Cold Mountain Zen


Sesshin

Typical Sesshin Schedule

 

The daily schedule includes zazen, chanting, cleaning, teisho (a talk on Zen practice), rest periods, and dokusan (private interview with the teacher).

AM

4:30 Wake Up
5:00 Sutra Recitation
5:40 Tea and bathroom break
6:00 Zazen
7:30 Bathroom break
7:40 Zazen
8:00 Breakfast and Cleaning
10:00 Zazen
11:00 Teisho (talk on Zen practice)
12:00 Bathroom break

PM

12:10 Zazen
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Zazen
3:30 Showers (optional zazen)
4:30 Afternoon sutra recitation
5:00 Zazen
5:30 Kinhin (walking meditation)
5:40 Zazen
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Optional zazen
8:00 Zazen and Dokusan (private interviews with sensei)
9:00 Kinhin
9:15 Tea and bathrom break
9:30 Zazen and Dokusan
10:30 End of day