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Sesshin: September 14-21 2018

Our 2018 sesshin will be held September 14-21. Jikoji is a Soto Zen temple and retreat center located at 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033, approximately one hour south of San Francisco, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jikoji offers an opportunity to practice in a scenic rural setting.

Sesshin begins on Friday, September 14 with orientation and Oryoki instruction at 5:00pm followed by a social dinner at 6:00pm. Attendees are welcome to arrive beginning at 4:00pm. Sesshin ends on Friday, September 21 at 1:00pm. On the last morning there will be a clean-up period followed by a social brunch. You can read more about sesshins here.

In accordance with Kobun’s traditions, teaching duties for sesshin will be shared. Paula Jones and John Lowney, who began sitting with Kobun at the same time as Angie, were ordained by Angie in the Kobun–Vanya–Angie lineage. Paula and John will each offer Dokusan during the sesshin. Angie will be present on both Fridays. Angie will also conduct a Jukai ceremony on Friday Sept 21 at 2 pm, following the close of sesshin. All are invited to attend this celebration.

Simple vegetarian food will be served. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served Oryoki-style in the Dining Room. Those with dietary restrictions are responsible for managing their special food needs.
This is an open sesshin and you may attend for all or part, or just daily.

Jikoji’s dorms and double rooms feature comfortable bunk beds. Some rooms have an adjoining bathroom and shower. An ADA bathroom is available.
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Please note

  •  Teacher dana is not included in rates. Suggested dana is $10 to $20 per day.
  • Early registration is encouraged. This helps with our overall planning. Shika can arrange for transportation pick-ups.
  • Sesshin schedule will be posted on the Floating Zendo website soon.

To register please contact the Sesshin Shika via email: shika@floatingzendo.org

To hold a place in the sesshin, a 50% deposit will be required with the balance due at sesshin registration.