Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s Introduction to Zen Weekend program offers a unique opportunity for those who wish to acquaint themselves with Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. Our introductory workshops emphasize the basics: zazen (sitting posture and breathing), chanting, formal procedures for meals, and work practice.
Each workshop begins on Friday late afternoon with an extensive orientation. Saturday evenings there will be a Dharma Talk given by the Abbot or a senior student. The workshop concludes with an informal lunch on Sunday afternoon (or Monday for extended weekends). For more information on what to expect, see PDF.
The weekend fee is $250.00 per person (extended $275), and individuals as well as groups are welcome. Groups may also arrange for an introductory workshop during the week. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance by calling Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566.
May 27 to 29
Aug. 25 to 28
Sep. 16 to 18
Oct. 14 to 16
Nov. 11 to 13