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Zazenkai – March 2022

March 1 @ 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
Statue of the Buddha

This Saturday retreat provides the opportunity to join the Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community in several periods of uninterrupted meditation in a full day of silence. We observe Noble Silence throughout the day, including meal and tea time. We engage wholeheartedly in alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, an hour of work practice, chanting service and a dharma reflection. Meditation instruction is available at the beginning of the day.

What Is Zazenkai?

Zazenkai is an opportunity to become more familiar with Zen meditation and to drop deeply into practice. For those unfamiliar, a glimpse of sesshin (week-long intensive meditation retreat) practice is experienced.

Please wear loose clothing that is comfortable for sitting.

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community is happy to offer this day of practice (in-person at BLMZC or online) at no charge, dana is always welcome . The schedule is below. 

For attending in-person we have 16 spots available.

Zazenkai Schedule

6:00 – 7:00am        Optional Zazen and walking meditation (optional meditation instruction)
7:00 – 7:40 am       Zazen
7:40 – 8:00 am        Chanting Service
8:00 – 8:30 am        Breakfast (silent)
8:30 – 9:00 am        Rest/Tea
9:00 – 10:00 am      Work Practice
10:00 – 10:40 am    Rest/Tea
10:40 – 12:40 pm    Zazen and walking meditation
12:40 – 1:00 pm      Chanting Service
1:00 – 1:30 pm        Lunch (silent)
1:30 – 2:30 pm        Rest
2:30 – 2:45 pm        Zazen
2:45 – 3:45 pm        Dharma Reflection
3:50 – 4:30 pm        Zazen and Metta Chant, Four Vows and Depart

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Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community

3958 Route 30
Cornwall, VT 05753 United States