January 7-day Sesshin that commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment

First Night
6:55 p.m. Warning bell
7:00 Zazen and Opening ceremony
~ 9:25 End of formal zazen; Four Vows
Each Day
3:40 a.m. Wake-up
3:57 Outdoor kinhin
4:15 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
1:55 Zazen warning bell
2:00 Zazen
4:00 Chanting
4:20 Calisthenics
5:00 Zazen
5:35 Dinner, followed by rest period
6:55 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
9:30 a.m. Zazen and final dokusan
~ 1:00 p.m. Final words, followed by closing ceremony and lunch