KAISANJI SESSHIN 1 – 6 MARCH & 1 – 6 ΜΑΥ 2022 SERIFOS GREECE

KAISANJI SESSHIN 

KALO AMBELI SERIFOS GREECE

1 – 6 MARCH & 1 – 6 ΜΑΥ 2022

 

The spring sesshins will take place in Kaisanji, Serifos from the 1st to the 6th of March & May 2022. 

During sesshins we follow the program of Hosshinji monastery. We remind you that sesshin is done in silence, without mobile phones, laptops, books, etc. and that the meals are taken in the traditional monastic way using the oryoki.

The participation cost is 250 euros and covers the 5-day meals and a minimum contribution to Kaisanji. It does not include the transportation costs.

Those of you who are interested in participating, please respond in time since the places are limited.

Please note that sesshin is a form of intensive group zazen practice  and therefore is not recommended for those in beginner’s level but for those who have some experience in zazen and want to deepen their practice.

Kaisanji, the temple (ji) of the mountain (san) and the sea (kai), is located in Serifos, near Kalo Ambeli beach. There, in an ideal location for the installation of a Zen Monastery, Zen meditation teaching and practice spaces are under construction such as Zendo, Hato (the open space of the bell) as well as accommodation rooms for monks (cells) and places for visitors.

The main goal is for Kaisanji to become an autonomous and self-sufficient center-monastery while operating as a summer resort in order to cover its operating costs. We invite you to actively participate in our vision, which focuses on the dissemination and practice of Zen Meditation in Greece and the continuous presence of the Zen Center Athens and the monastery, Kaisanji.

Daily program

04:00              Wake up Bell

04:30-05:00    Zazen

05:00-05:05    Kinhin

05:20-05:55    Zazen

05:55               Takkesa no ge (Robe Verse)

Choka (Morning Service)

Sanpai (Three Prostrations)

Hannya shingyo (Heart Sutra)

Shari raimon

Fueko

Ryaku Sambo

Shigu seigan mon x3

Sanpai

06:30                Shuku (Breakfast)

Gokan no ge

Sho Sekai Bon no ge

Free Sitting 1:20h

08:00-08:45     Samu

or

08:20-09:00     Zazen – Docusan

09:00-09:05     Kinhin

09:20-10:00     Zazen

10:00-10:05     Kinhin

10:20-11:00     Zazen

11:00               Lunch :

Gokan no ge

Sho Sekai Bon no ge

free Sitting 1:20h

13:20-14:00    Zazen

14:20-15:00    Teisho – Keikyo ge

15:20-16:00    Zazen

16:00               Banka (Evening Service)

Daihi shu (Great Compassion Dharani)

Shari raimon

Fueko

Ryaku Sambo

16:15               Dinner

Free Sitting 1:20h

18:20-19:00    Zazen – Docusan

19:00-19:05    Kinhin

19:20-20:00    Zazen

20:00-20:05    Kinhin

20:20-20:55    Zazen

20:55               Prostrations :

Shigu seigan mon x3

Sanpai

21:30               Lights Out