Spring Practice Period
A message from Sojun Roshi:
I am happy to announce our spring practice period, which will begin with a one-day sesshin on Saturday, May 11 and end on Sunday, June 23, the last day of sesshin, with the Shuso Dharma Question Ceremony. Hoshin Bokuren Jake Van Akkeren-Dharma Faith, Unadorned Practice-will be the shuso this year, sharing the abbot's seat and setting an example for us all.
Our annual spring practice period will begin with a one-day sesshin on Saturday, May 11, from 5:00 am until 9:10 pm. All are welcome to attend. If this is your first sesshin at BZC, it is strongly recommended that you first participate in a full Saturday program and that you speak with the sesshin director.
Our practice period entering ceremony will take place that day at 4:00 pm. All practice period participants should make it a priority to attend the entering ceremony and support the Shuso.
After you've read the sign-up information notice on the bulletin board and signed up for the sesshin, please complete a sesshin information form and place it in the sesshin director's box. (If you completed one for a prior sesshin, there is no need for another one unless information has changed.) If you have any questions, contact the sesshin director, Carol Paul, email@example.com or 510-206-5051.