DaiJukai Retreat

When:
February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017 all-day
2017-02-13T00:00:00-08:00
2017-02-20T00:00:00-08:00
Where:
Sodo
8500 Northeast Siskiyou Street
Portland, OR 97220
USA

Our annual vigil-style retreat leads up to people taking the Precepts. During the Jukai ceremony, individuals receive the Bodhisattva precepts and formally become Buddhists. Receiving Jukai at Dharma Rain is a very personal step toward clarifying and deepening one’s own intention to live as a Buddhist. The Jukai ceremony will take place at 11 AM on Sunday, February 19.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this open retreat full- or part-time. Registration is required for meals and overnights and must be received by Wednesday, February 8. (Registration form will be up closer to the retreat.) Scholarship assistance is available to those in need. All are welcome free of charge for zazen and ceremonies.

This year, we are doing DaiJukai, which includes five ceremonies, many of which are unique to our lineage. People who have taken the Precepts before but have never participated in DaiJukai are encouraged to attend, especially the ceremonies.

Here is the schedule. Note that there are extra ceremonies on Wednesday (Sange), Friday (Ketchimyaku), and Saturday (Recognition) evenings.

Monday evening, February 13

7:00 pm Evening Service
7:10 Zazen
7:40 Kinhin
7:50 Zazen/Explanation
8:30 Kyojukaimon Ceremony
Afterwards — Vespers, bed

Tuesday through Saturday

5:30 am Rising
6:00 Zazen
6:30 Kinhin
6:40 Zazen
7:10 Service
7:40 Temple Clean-up
8:10 Breakfast
8:45 Meal Clean-up
9:00 Work
10:30 Zazen
11:00 Kinhin
11:10 Zazen
11:40 Break
12:00 pm Lunch
12:35 Meal Clean-up
1:00 Rest
1:45 Work
3:00 Exercise
3:50 Evening Service
4:00 Zazen
4:25 Kinhin
4:35 Zazen
5:00 Study
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Meal Clean-up
6:15 Recollection
7:00 Zazen
7:20 Kinhin
7:30 Zazen
7:50 Kinhin
8:00 Zazen w/Dharma Talk
8:20 Kinhin
8:30 Zazen
8:50 Kinhin
9:00 Zazen
9:20 Formal Tea
9:30 Vespers/To Bed

Sunday Morning, February 19

6:00 am Rising
6:30 Zazen
7:00 Service
7:30 Cleanup
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Work/Rehearsal
10:30 Zazen
11:00 Lay Ordination
12:00 pm Tea/Lunch/Celebrate