What we offer

Introduction to Zen at MBZC:
Discussion about Zen as taught at MBZC, camp tour, lunch and meditation instruction. Often these run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on a Saturday.

Beginner’s Days:
Detailed meditation instruction, meditation, lunch and dharma talk.  Usually, they run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Zazenkai:
1 to 3 days of Zen practice.    Sitting and walking meditation, silent meals, group discussions and Dharma talks conducted by senior monks. It is an excellent opportunity for everyone to polish his or her practice.

For seasoned practitioners, it’s a chance to widen their experience. For those newer to meditation, it’s an opportunity to take on the challenge of a multi-day retreat and experience the formal, ritualized aspects of Zen practice. 

Here is a sample zazenkai schedule

Sesshin:
A 5 to 7 day Zen intensive. Currently these are led by Shunan Noritake Roshi.  

A sesshin is a chance to immerse oneself in days of Zen practice.  

Here is a sample sesshin schedule