"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. At GBZC "all-day" means 9:00am-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: 9:00am-4:30pm. You are welcome to attend any part of the day.
Mar 21 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Apr 25 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Jun 20 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Jul 18 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Aug 15 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Nov 21 CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
Note that there are no zazenkai in May, September, October, and December.
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.