Saturday, June 23, 2018

2018 Summer Sesshin




Our 2018 Summer Sesshin will be held at the Clouds and Water Island Hermitage July 20-22 weekend. Those who can arrive on Friday will have time to set up camp and help prepare for the weekend events. I will be arriving on the first Friday morning ferry and spending the day preparing. 

Please pay close attention to the ferry schedule:

(http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=2200&PREVIEW=YES).

Our Sesshin schedule has been arranged around the ferry schedule and people who might not be able to attend the full sesshin (who will come and go according to the ferries).

Remember the Hermitage is isolated on an island, so bring extra clothes for doing grounds work, extra water, and maybe snack food and drinks that you would like to have outside our normal meal schedule.  Due to our limited camp style kitchen facility and limited water, we will be eating picnic style foods with paper plates (think- summer camping/picnic).

Keep in mind that you will be camping. There is plenty of room to sleep barracks style in the Zendo, and I will bring extra camp mattresses. Otherwise, camping spots are available near the road and on Johnnie's property for those who want to pitch a tent.

Remember to bring your robes practice sessions will be normal sesshin formal. Don't forget to bring clothes for enjoying a forest hike or beach walk. And..sun screen! It's usually pretty warm on the Island in July.

Hope to see you there!
Miles

2018 Summer Sesshin
Saturday Schedule

6:20-6:30 Bord Ferry at Steilacoom Dock
6:50-7:00 Ferry Arrives & Departs
7:00-7:30 Arrive for Sesshin
7:30- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
7:30-8:00 One period of Zazen
8:00-8:05 Incense Ceremony
8:05-9:00 Informal Breakfast in the Zendo
9:00-12:00 Samu (work period- clean up, grounds work etc.)
12:00-12:30 Clean-up for lunch.
12:45-12:55 Ferry Arrives & Departs
12:30- Call to Lunch (Han roll)
12:30-1:30 Informal Lunch.
1:30-2:30 Dharma Talk & Discussion
2:30-5:00 Free time (Rest, work, beach walk, hiking)
4:45- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
5:00-6:15 Two periods Zazen, divided by Kinhin
5:00-6:15 Dokusan (one on one meeting with the teacher)
6:15-7:00 Informal Dinner in the Zendo
7:00-7:30 Break and kitchen cleanup
7:30- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
7:25-7:35 Ferry Arrives & Departs
7:30-8:00 One period of Zazen
8:00-9:00 Tea ceremony & Teisho (teaching)
9:00- Prepare for bed, or to leave on the ferry.
9:00 Konsho (striking the evening bell)
10:40-10:50 Ferry Arrives & Departs
     
2018 Summer Sesshin

Sunday Schedule

6:20-6:30 Bord Ferry at Steilacoom Dock
6:55-7:00 Ferry Arrives & Departs
7:00-7:30 Arrive for Sesshin
7:30- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
7:30-8:00 One period of Zazen
8:00-8:05 Incense Ceremony
8:05-9:00 Informal Breakfast in the Zendo
9:00-9:30 Break and kitchen cleanup
9:15- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
9:30-10:45 Two periods of Zazen alternated with Kinhin
9:30-10:45 Dokusan (one on one meeting with the teacher)
10:45-12:30 Samu (Clean up, grounds work etc.)
12:30- Call to Lunch (Han roll)
12:45-12:55 Ferry Arrives & Departs
1:30- Call to Lunch (Han roll)
1:45-2:30 Informal Lunch.
2:30-4:00 Free time (Rest, work, beach walk, hiking)
4:00- Call to Zazen (Han roll)
4:00-4:30 One period Zazen
4:30-5:30 Informal Dinner in the Zendo
5:30-5:45 Break and kitchen cleanup
5:45- 6:45 Precepts Ceremony & Discussion
6:45- Konsho (striking the closing bell)
6:45-7:15 Prepare to leave on the ferry
7:25-7:35 Ferry Arrives & Departs

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