7-Day Sesshin Schedule

First Night
6:55 p.m. Warning bell
7:00 Zazen and Opening ceremony
~9:25 End of formal zazen; Four Vows
Each Day
4:10 a.m. Wake-up bell
4:25 Outdoor kinhin
4:45 Zazen; chanting
7:00 Breakfast
7:20 Work period
8:25 Bell ending work period; rest period
9:25 Zazen warning bell
9:30 Zazen
10:15 Teisho
11:25 Zazen
12:30 p.m. Lunch, followed by rest period
1:25 Zazen warning bell
1:30 Zazen
3:30 Chanting
3:50 Calisthenics
4:40 Zazen
5:15 Dinner, followed by rest period
6:50 Zazen warning bell
7:00 Zazen
~9:25 End of formal zazen; chanting of Four Vows; concluding ritual
Tea and fruit available in kitchen
Last Day Same as other days, until
after teisho Zazen and final dokusan
~1:00 p.m. Final words , followed by closing ceremony
2:00 Lunch (optional)

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2-Day Sesshin Schedule