The Miracle of O-Rohatsu Sesshin
December 4th - December 8th
O-Rohatsu Sesshin is an annual event traditionally held in Zen Monasteries and Practice Centers throughout the world around the 8th of December, and marks the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. It is a powerful event, a gathering of Teachers, Monks, Students, Community, and Dharma Friends who are dedicated to awakening and realizing The Way of Loving-Kindness, Compassion, and Wisdom. This Sesshin (retreat) is in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation. Sesshin provides a powerful, peaceful, and inspirational environment supporting the unification of body and mind, community, as well as our individuality within the Community and the World.
O-Rohatsu Sesshin is a wonderful experience of coming together with others, joined in a collective effort to bring healing and transformation to their lives and to the world. We welcome everyone to sit in sacred silence with the Monks and Sangha of Jizo-an Zen Community.
O-Rohatsu Sesshin begins Saturday morning, December 4th through Wednesday, December 8th.
This year, we will observe O-Rohatsu with a modified/hybrid schedule. We will open with a half-day sitting on Saturday, December 4th, from 9 -12 p.m., in-person at the Pine Wind Monastery Zendo. We will follow with three evening sittings, online only, from 7- 9:30 p.m. on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. We will close O-Rohatsu on Wednesday evening, December 8th, from 7- 9 p.m., both in-person and online, with silent meditation, followed by a commemoration, reflection, and sharing regarding our time at Pine Wind, as we prepare to transition to our new Zendo location beginning in January.
December 4th - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In-person
December 5-7 - 7-8:30 p.m. Online Only
December 8th - 7-9 p.m. In-person and Online
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