Hartford Street Zen Center’s annual Winter Light Retreat begins Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012 and ends at noon on Sunday, December 9 after our annual ceremony celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any of the scheduled sittings, talks and services in our zendo (meditation hall) from 6:00 am until 9:30 pm. Click here to see the schedule. If you plan to attend meals and/or stay at our temple, please visit here for pricing and to email to reserve a spot.
We’re planning on a longer retreat day on the first Saturday of August (Aug. 4). We’ll start at 9:25 a.m. and be finished by 5 p.m. To reduce the necessary preparations and planning, each participant may bring a brown-bag lunch, which we’ll take together in silence around midday. There’ll be a Dharma talk as usual at 10:15 a.m., plus the monthly Full-Moon Bodhisattva ceremony. The day will conclude with a guided loving-kindness meditation, followed by the monthly memorial service for founding Abbot Issan Dorsey. We’ll need to know how many participants we’ll have, so please sign up ahead-of-time, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a phone message left at (415) 863-2507. Everyone is welcome to participate, and we can accommodate practitioners at all levels of experience. Click here to see the day’s schedule!