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September 2021 All-Day Sitting

September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

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Saturday, September 18
One Day Retreat, led by Norman Fischer

Green Gulch remains closed to large group gatherings and we continue to honor Marin County’s Public Health orders and social distancing. Therefore, this month’s All Day Sit will again be held on Zoom. It will include meditation, service and chanting, a break for lunch, a dharma talk, and dokusan (private interview with Norman).

The sitting begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. A detailed schedule of the day can be found below. It will also be emailed to all registrants along with along links to sign up for interviews with Norman and senior teachers. 

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.

To Register
Registrations are required for this event; please see the button at the top of this page.
Because of privacy and security concerns with the Zoom platform, we are distributing the Zoom link and password only to those who register. To receive the Zoom link and a reminder the day before the event, register at the top of this page.

Suggested Donation:
For Zoom All Day Sittings: $20 or whatever you are able to give.

Thank you! We look forward to sitting with you.

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September AllDay Sitting Schedule
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8:45:   Zoom room opens
9:00:   Welcome and orientation
               Opening of 2021 Everyday Zen Fall Practice Period
9:15:   Zazen
9:45:   Kinhin
9:55:   Zazen
10:25: Kinhin
10:35: Dharma Talk
11:25: Kinhin – outside if possible
11:45: Zazen
12:15:  Service
             –   Metta Sutta
             –   Well Being/Safe Passage
             –   First part of the meal chant before lunch
12:25: Silent Lunch
1:25:   End of meal chant and begin Zazen
1:55:   Outside walking or stretching
2:25:   Zazen  
2:55:   Kinhin
3:05:   Zazen
3:35:   Service
             –  Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo
             –  Eko
             –  Closing words from Norman
4:00:   End of the day



Dokusan & Practice Discussion
During the September AllDay Sit on Zoom, Norman will be offering dokusan and two other teachers will be offering Practice Discussion. Find links to the request forms in the reminder email.



Your support makes the All Day Sittings possible. If you would like to engage in the practice of giving dana, please make a donation as your means allow. Everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

We encourage you to make your donations online (it simplifies our bookkeeping). If you prefer, you can instead mail us a check.


Checks can be made out to The Everyday Zen Foundation and sent to:

Everyday Zen Donations
Yvette Mileff
309 Hoover Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

We are grateful for your donations to support the work of Everyday Zen.


September 18, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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Jane Flint & Neal Shorstein, Registrars