All-day Sit (Zazenkai)


“Every Day Is A Good Day”

“We can’t do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us.”
GBZC Sutra Book

A powerful way to more deeply explore your practice is to attend a zazenkai, an all-day sit.  You are always welcome to attend for any portion of an all-day sit, as suits your schedule. The retreat includes liturgy, dokusan/interviews, zazen, walking meditation, a Dharma talk with discussion, a koan salon, and a period of meal/rest/study practice.


GBZC-Cambridge offers an all-day sit from 8am to 4pm, both in person and over zoom, and including the regular GBZC Saturday program (9:00am–12:00 pm),  approximately monthly. There will be no Zazenkai in July 2022 (due to Sesshin).  See the information sheet for June for an example of  the schedule.

If you have any questions, email [email protected].

Suggested Donations:

  • Non-members: $40 for the full day; $20 for half day. Please put “zazenkai” in the notes field if donating through the  virtual dana box
  • GBZC members: Please keep the above in mind when making (or adding to) your regular membership donation. 
  • Please never let money keep you away. All are welcome, regardless of means. Yet because it costs money to run the Zen Center, we do ask that everyone make a contribution in some amount to our shared work, as you are able.