ROHATSU SESSHIN @ ZEN CENTER ATHENS

The winter sesshin takes place in Zen Center Athens, on an annual basis. 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.

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

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 (Πρωινό)

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