zazenkai

All-day Sit (Zazenkai)

Yunmen

"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.

Schedule: 

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 May 2022; the one on June 25 will be followed by a ceremony of Jukai.  See the information sheet for details on registration and 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.