This month, our Everyday Zen All-Day Sit is being held both in-person and on Zoom. The day begins at 9:00 am with a brief orientation followed by sitting and walking meditation.
The day concludes with the Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony, an ancient ritual of purification and renewal, in which the entire attending sangha participates. This is one of the highlights of the year and we are particularly grateful and pleased to offer this in-person and online.
On this page, you will find the Zoom access info; information on dokusan and practice discussion along with request forms; and links to the schedule and chants (PDFs). You might want to print out the schedule and chants.
Dokusan and Practice Discussion
Norman will be offering dokusan to all participants with priority given to those joining the All-Day Sit in person. Please indicate on the request form whether you will be participating in person or on Zoom. Those joining in person will also have the opportunity to sign up at the church.
Two senior teachers will be offering practice discussion but only one will be offering practice discussion to participants on Zoom. Only those joining on Zoom should sign up for practice discussion using the online request form. Those attending in person will sign up at the church.
About Participating on Zoom
For those joining the All-Day Sitting on Zoom, please take care of yourself with the schedule as you need.
For sitting, you can either sit in front of your computer screen with video on or off, or sit and walk where you like. Your being onscreen will be encouraging to others, I think. Our Inos will be onscreen and ringing bells there. For services, only the officiants will be unmuted, but please join in the chanting with your mic muted if you can.
If you have questions about Zoom etiquette during our practice events, please refer to the guide linked to from this page.
Have a good sit.
Your support makes our All-Day Sittings possible. Please make a donation as your means allow. Everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.Donate
To request dokusan with Norman, please complete the relevant form below whether you are joining the sit in person or on Zoom.
Two senior teachers will be offering practice discussion, but only one will offer practice discussion to those participating on Zoom. Please use the request form below for practice discussion only if you will be participating on Zoom. Those joining in person will have the opportunity to request practice discussion at the church.
If you’re able to sign up for dokusan or practice discussion on Friday before the Saturday sit, this will help the jisha organize requests for the teachers. If that’s not possible, you are welcome to sign up on the morning of the All-Day Sit.
Norman and the teachers offering practice discussion will accommodate as many people as possible. For those on Zoom, they will contact you by phone on the day of the sit as time allows, with priority given to those participating in person.
They can contact you with a voice-only call or on FaceTime, if you have it and prefer. Please indicate your preference on the request form and make sure to leave your phone ringer on during the sit.
For questions about dokusan or practice discussion, please email our jisha, Judy Fleischman.
Practice Discussion with James Flaherty
James will contact you by phone as time allows. (He’ll use FaceTime if you are on an iPhone and request that.) Please make sure to leave your phone ringer on during the sit in order to receive the call. Thank you.