Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center

Schedules

Wednesday - Saturday

5:00 am Wake up
5:30 am Zazen
7:20 am Service
7:45 am Breakfast
9:00 am Work meeting
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Work practice
3:30 pm Zazen
5:20 pm Evening Service
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Zazen
8:50 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Work meeting (dining hall)
9:30 am Service
9:50 am Zazen
11:00 am Coffee break
11:20 am Dharma talk
12:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Work meeting (office)
4:00 pm Zazen
5:00 pm Nenju and Evening Service

Monday (unscheduled periods are free time)

7:00 am Zazen
8:00 am Service
12:30 pm Lunch Service (optional)
5:20 pm Evening Service (optional)

Tuesday (unscheduled periods are free time)

7:00 am Zazen
8:00 am Service
12:30 pm Lunch Service (optional)
3:30 pm Zazen
5:20 pm Evening Service
7:00 pm Zazen
8:50 pm Four vows
9:30 pm lights out

Wednesday - Saturday

5:30 am Wake up
6:00 am Zazen
7:20 am Service
7:45 am Breakfast (make your own)
9:00 am Work meeting
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Work practice
5:30 pm Dinner (make your own)
7:00 pm Zazen
8:20 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Work meeting (dining hall)
9:30 am Service
9:50 am Zazen
11:00 am Coffee break
11:20 am Dharma talk
12:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Work meeting (office)
5:00 pm Finish work period

Monday (unscheduled periods are free time)

7:00 am Zazen (optional)
8:00 am Service (optional)

Tuesday (unscheduled periods are free time)

7:00 am Zazen (optional)
8:00 am Service (optional)
7:00 pm Zazen (optional)

Sesshin

First Night

3:30 pm Registration (office)
5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Service position training
7:30 pm Zazen
8:05 pm Oryoki instruction
8:50 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights Out

Daily Schedule

4:40 am Wake up
5:10 am Zazen
7:00 am Service
7:25 am Breakfast
8:45 am Work meeting
10:30 am Clean up
11:00 am Zazen
11:40 am Dharma Talk (Zazen on Monday)
12:30 pm Zazen
1:00 pm Lunch (oryoki)
3:30 pm Zazen
5:20 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Zazen
8:50 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights out

Sunday (final day)

4:40 am Wake up
5:10 am Zazen
6:20 am Closing council and Nenju
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Work meeting
9:30 am Service
9:50 am Zazen
11:00 am Coffee break
11:20 am Dharma Talk
12:30 pm Lunch

Beginner's Mind Sesshin

Friday

3:30 pm Registration (office)
5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Meditation Hall instruction
7:30 pm Zazen
8:20 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights Out

Saturday

5:30 am Wake up
6:00 am Zazen
7:20 am Service
7:45 am Breakfast
9:00 am Work meeting
10:30 am Clean up
11:00 am Zazen
11:40 am Dharma Talk
12:45 pm Lunch
3:30 pm Zazen (first period optional)
5:20 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Zazen
7:40 pm Dharma Talk/Discussion
8:20 pm Four vows
9:30 pm Lights out

Sunday (final day)

5:30 am Wake up
6:00 am Zazen
7:00 am Closing council and Nenju
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Work meeting
9:30 am Service
9:50 am Zazen
11:00 am Coffee break
11:20 am Dharma Talk
12:30 pm Lunch