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Application for the 2023 Practice Period: By Permission

January 28 – April 8, 2023
In person and on Zoom


Late applications with approval from the Shuso and Registrar


Everyday Zen’s 18th Annual Practice Period begins with the All Day Sit and the Shuso Entering Ceremony on Saturday, January 28, and concludes on Saturday, April 8, with the Shuso Hossenshiki (Dharma inquiry), Closing Ceremony and a celebration of Buddha’s Birthday.

To participate in the Practice Period, please first read through the Practice Period Announcement. Then, review the application form below and compose your responses.

We suggest that you draft your answers to the long-form questions in another document, then copy and paste them into the form when you are ready. The form will not save your progress and changes could be lost if the connection is interrupted.

Finally, complete and submit the application form below.

If the form fails to submit, there may be an error such as a missing response. Please scroll back up to find the error message (in red), fix the error, and try again.

PLEASE NOTE: The email address you provide on the application will be used for Practice Period communications with you through our mailing list. This includes messages from the Shuso. Please ensure the address is current and correct.

After submitting this form, you will receive a copy of your completed application via email. If you do not receive it within a few minutes, please check your spam filter. If you are a Gmail user, please also check under the Updates and Promotions tabs and under All Mail.

The suggested donation for Practice Period is $150. If you have not yet made a donation, please donate now. We appreciate your support. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you encounter technical difficulties, please email Laura at For questions about Practice Period, please email Neal Shorstein at

The theme for this Practice Period is “Where is my mind?” and the study text will be the Sūrangama Sutra, a seminal Chan sutra.

Practice Period Application

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