"We can't do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us."
--from our liturgy book
A powerful way to more deeply explore your practice is to attend a zazenkai, an all-day sit. At GBZC "all-day" means 9am-4:30pm. 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, and a Dharma talk with discussion.
All-day sits at GBZC are usually led by our spiritual director Josh Bartok and another teacher. Everyone will have the opportunity to have interviews with both teachers, and people may even have the opportunity to see each teacher twice.
Please bring a bag lunch to eat oryoki-style.
Schedule: Our all-day sits are on Saturdays
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM. You are welcome to attend any part of the day.
Please note: This schedule is subject to change up to 30 days prior!
11/23 zazenkai and jukai (precepts ceremony)
Note that there is no zazenkai in September and October.
Note that there is no zazenkai in January.
All day - GBZC members: $25 / non-members: $40
Half day - GBZC members: $12 / non-members: $20
Pre-registration is encouraged. You may register online using the "Pay Now" button below, or you may register in person on the day of the event.