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January All-Day Sitting & Opening of Practice Period

January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PST

Hybrid Hybrid Event

One Day Retreat Led by Norman

January All-Day Sitting, Opening of Practice Period, and Shuso Entering Ceremony

“The pure body of the dharma realm fundamentally has no emerging or disappearing.”

Please join us in person at Green Gulch Farm or on Zoom for this special hybrid all-day sitting. The day begins at 9:00 am (PT) with a brief orientation followed by sitting and walking meditation throughout the day.

The annual practice period (marking two months of more intensive devotion to practice) will officially begin with a traditional ceremony that marks the shuso (head student) taking their official seat in the meditation hall. 

Please note that lunch is not included this month. Attendees are requested to bring a bag lunch.

For those sitting with us at Green Gulch Farm, please arrive at the zendo no later than 8:45 am so that you can store your things, be checked in by the registrars, and settled in your seat by 8:55 am.

To attend in person

Space is limited. Registration opens Jan 1st. Please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Covid protocols on the registration page include a vaccination form that must be submitted. For registration questions, please contact the Green Gulch Farm events office at 415-354-0360.

Register with GGF

For Zoom Access, Event Details & Reminder Emails

Register here to receive:
— Zoom login information
— A reminder email 24 hours before the event begins with a link for the Schedule,  Dokusan & Practice Discussion request forms, and more.


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Sitting with us at Green Gulch Farm

What to Bring

The zendo at GGF will provide us with zafus, a few sitting benches, support cushions, and zabutons. You may bring your own zafus, support cushions, and benches if you wish, but do not bring zabutons or chairs. If you plan to sit on a chair, please note that on the form when you register on the GGF website.

Zendo Protocols

  • Please be in your seat by 8:55 am. 
  • Do not show up without having registered to attend in person.
  • To enter the zendo, use the side entrance. Please do not enter Cloud Hall. 
  • Chairs will already be set up in the zendo. Please do not move chairs to different places.
  • Shoes: No shoes inside the zendo or on the wooden walkway circling the zendo. Shoes are worn in all other areas of Green Gulch. Shoe racks are near the side entrance to the zendo.
  • Water bottles, food or liquid of any form is not permitted inside.
  • Bags, coats, water bottles, etc. may not be put on any of the shoe racks, with the exception of those on walkways around the outside of the zendo. The two entrances with the indoor men’s and women’s bathrooms have coat racks and a rack on top of the shoe rack for these items. If you use any of these storage areas please drop off your possessions and exit and then enter the zendo through the side door.
  • If necessary, you may neatly fold a jacket or extra layer of clothing to have in front of your sitting place. However, please keep this to a minimum. Bring as little as possible inside!

Sitting with us on Zoom

A link to a private webpage with the Schedule of the Day, EDZ Chant Book (PDF), and request forms for Dokusan and Practice Discussion, as available the day of the sit, will be included in the reminder email sent 24 hours before the event begins. You must register (above) to receive the reminder email.

You may register up until the start of the All-Day Sitting. Our Inos will open the Zoom meeting room at 8:45 am. Please log on early and on mute so as to begin our day in silence.

Fees, Dana & Scholarships

Your donations make Everyday Zen events possible.


For sitting at Green Gulch Farm

Registration fee: $70–$100

This fee, payable directly to Green Gulch Farm, covers the day of sitting and includes lunch, tea/coffee, and a donation to Everyday Zen.

Additional gifts of dana to Everyday Zen are greatly appreciated and help support, among other things, the EDZ scholarship fund, enabling students and sangha members with lower income to attend. These donations can be made by clicking here

For information on SFZC’s fees and cancellations, please see: About SFZC Public Programs, Fees, and Cancellations

Everyday Zen Scholarships
To apply for an EDZ scholarship for the All-Day Sitting, please do not register on the Green Gulch Farm website. Instead, complete the All-Day Sitting Scholarship Request form as early in the month as possible. Seats fill fast once registration opens and a place is not guaranteed until the request is accepted

For sitting on Zoom

Please Donate

We appreciate your support and cannot continue offering teachings online without it. To simplify our accounting, we appreciate people making their donations online. If you prefer to send a check, please visit the Donate page on our website.

Suggested donation for the All-Day Sitting on Zoom: $20 or whatever you are comfortable contributing.

Everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

Donate Today

Thank you! We look forward to practicing with you.

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January 28, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm PST
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Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965 United States


Jane Flint & Neal Shorstein, Registrars