EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING
5:00 pm: Public dinner
6:15 pm: Meditation Instruction Class
7:00 pm: Regular Chanting
7:15 pm: 25 Minute Sitting, 10 Minute Walking Meditation, 25 Minute Sitting until 8:20 pm
Every FIRST and THIRD Wednesday evening of each month: Kong-an Interviews* starting at 7:15 pm with either Dennis Duermeier, JDPSN or Kwan Haeng Sunim, JDPS.
EVERY SUNDAY MORNING
9:00 am: Meditation Instruction Class
9:30 am: Two half-hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between
10:45 am: Dharma Talk**
11:30 am: Refreshments
*A Kong-An Interview is an optional 1-on-1 session between a Zen Practitioner and a Zen Dharma Teacher.
The Kong-an is an experiential tool that helps us cut through our thinking so that we can just perceive, therefore function clearly. It is an essential part of our practice. Learn more about Kong-an interviews at the Kwan Um School of Zen website.
“Kong-ans are not special. But we use them to teach correct way, truth, and life. We use them to teach how it is possible to function correctly in everyday life.” – Zen Master Seung Sahn
**Dharma Talks are a great opportunity to learn more about Zen teaching. They consist of a short introductory talk by a student followed by a question and answer session with a teacher or senior student.