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Sesshin is a multiple day meditation retreat which allows a deepening meditation.  
Partial participation in Shao Shan Temple sesshins is possible.  

If you have never attended a meditation program at Shao Shan Temple before, please contact us prior to the beginning of sesshin or retreat to arrange for a first time visit.

Sesshins, and all Shao Shan Temple programs, are by donation.

December 3rd - 7th will be the Rohatsu Sesshin (Meditation Retreat) at Shao Shan Temple.

The Rohatsu Sesshin is a time of concentrated practice to commemorate

Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment upon seeing the morning star.

            Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule

   December 3rd  – 7th, 2018

Monday, December 3rd  

        2:00 pm – 2:30 pm             Opening Ceremony

        2:30pm - 5:00pm                  Zazen & Kinhin


          7:00 pm – 8:30 pm             Zazen & Kinhin


Tuesday – Thursday, December 4th  - 6th 

5:30 am – 7:00 am              Zazen & Kinhin

                                                             Breakfast (Oryoki)

            9:30 am – 12:00                  Zazen & Kinhin

                                                             Lunch & Food Offering Walk

           2:30 pm – 5:00 pm             Dharma Talk  (There will be a brief Dharma Talk or Reading in the afternoons.  The exact time of the talk is not fixed. ) 

                                                            Zazen & Kinhin


            7:00 pm – 8:30 pm             Zazen & Kinhin


Friday, December 7th

5:30 am – 7:00 am                         Zazen  & Kinhin

7:00am                                             Sesshin closing ceremony

                                                                        Closing Tea