Rohatsu Sesshin at Egely Monastery: November 30 - December 8.
Rohatsu means "December 8", and refers to the day Siddharta Gotama woke up to Buddhahood and became Shakyamuni Buddha. Siddharta sat zazen for 8 days under the figtree in Bodhgaya in India. Zen's tradition for the 7-day sesshin originated here.
The week of November 30 - December 8 is an especially auspicious time for sesshin. Thousands of Zen Buddhists are sitting zazen thoroughout this week.
Here, then, is a unique chance to deepen your practice with among other things three times daily dokusan with a recognized Rinzai zen Master, Teisho, many hours of deepening zazen.
Please fill out the application no later than November 16, 2010. If you previously have sent us an application, and have NO updates, please apply by way of our contact form. After you are accepted, your place can be reserved by depositting the cost of meals, DKR 950, to our acct.: 6961 - 3163702150, swift: DABADKKK, iban: DK4230003163702150. If the fees to make this deposit are excessive, please contact again so we can work something else out!
16:00 Instructions for first time participants
19:30-21:00 Opening ceremony, zazen
21:00 Dokusan instruction
Wednesday - Tuesday
4:30 Shinrei, Wakeup
5:00 Morning Service
6:00 Sarei (tea & coffee) zazen, dokusan
7:30 Breakfast, morning meeting for officers, temple cleaning
8:50 Shinrei (warning bell)
9:00 Lotus Sutra chanting, zazen, dokusan
12:00 Lunch, temple cleaning
13:30 Sarei (only tea), Zazen
18:30 Teidai Denpo recitation, zazen, dokusan
21:00 End of structured zazen on Wednesday. We sit a half an hour longer each day.
7:00 Ceremony for Buddhas awakening
Sesshin closing ceremony