Brevard Zen Center

upcoming special events at ryugen-ji temple

zazenkais at Ryugen-Ji temple

dates: tbd

cost: $25.00 per person

Ryugen-Ji, the Brevard Zen Center, will be holding a 3 day Zazenkai (retreat) on November 17 – 19. It will consist of zazen (meditation) and Kinhin (walking meditation). Everyone will receive Dokusan, one on one interview with the teacher, on Saturday. There will also be service on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. Please bring sleeping items with you, mats, blankets etc. All meals are included.

Please come and deepen your practice in the warmth of Sangha.

RSVP for this event to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com


Sesshin at Ryugen-Ji temple

dates: tbd

Cost: $200.00 per person. limited scholarships available.

Please note that Dana for Sensei is not included in the cost to attend sesshin. if possible, please bring cash for dana.

A Sesshin is a multiple day retreat in which we take time out of our busy lives to focus on our spiritual practice. We do multiple periods of zazen (seated meditation) with periods of kinhin (walking meditation) between. We also do samu (work practice) and chanting services. The teacher will also give Dharma talks daily.

All participants will receive Dokusan (private interview) with the teacher.

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style and all meals are included.  You may arrange a hotel room if that is preferable (approx. 10 minutes away). For those who wish to stay at a nearby hotel, we have a list to choose from. Please let us know if you need the hotel list.
 
We have a limited number of cots and sleeping bags available on a first come basis. If you are bringing an air mattress, we kindly request no larger than twin size.  Please bring your own blankets, linens/pillows, towels, toiletries etc. Our shower facilities are outdoors with hot and cold running water.

You may join us anytime your schedule allows, but it is highly recommended that you attend the entire sesshin to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice in the warmth of the temple and the sangha.
 
While you may think, "They know I'm coming." please RSVP to genjo.gallagher@gmail.com or daigen.cj@gmail.com so that food plans etc can be made.



Special Events at our sister temple, hokori-Ji Temple

  • zazenkais and sesshins at Hokori-Ji temple

  • dates: Thursday, January 4th 2018 at 5:00pm through Sunday morning, January 7th 2018

  • costs: Please contact Nikon Greg hicks (contact information below) 

Hokori Zen Center at the Universalist Unitarian Church
3140 Troy Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803


Hokori-Ji temple will be holding a 3 day Zazenkai (retreat) from Thursday, January 4th 2018 . It will consist of zazen (meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation).

Sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. Please bring sleeping items with you, mats, blankets etc. All meals are included.

Please come and deepen your practice in the warmth of Sangha.

Please RSVP to Nikon Greg Hicks, Sangha Priest:
Phone: (863) 255-9735
E-Mail: hokorizencenter@gmail.com

Please let him know if you would like to join their mailing list.