Our liturgical year is divided roughly into quarters as shown in the Wheel of the Year diagram. The two Ango periods are a time of more intense training, including zazen, study, and work, which alternate with lighter practice periods. The Ango tradition dates back to the summer rainy season retreats of the Buddha’s time. Our Ango periods in the fall and spring are loosely modeled after traditional 90-day practice periods in Japan, where they are held in summer and winter. See a pdf version of this.

2022 Liturgical Year

Ceremonies and Retreats

Three Robes Retreat June 21-24
Shuso Hossen June 25
Half-Day Zazenkai July 1
Dharma Camp July 23-29
Zazenkai July 15
Genzoe Sesshin September 5-9
Beginners Day Retreat September 16
Fall Term Student Retreats September 23, October 21, November 18
Fusatsu September 23
Two Ancestors Ceremony September 24
Zazenkai September 30
Half-Day Zazenkai October 7
Sangha Forum October 15
Sejiki October 25-29
Founders Vigil November 4-5
Zazenkai November 11
Rohatsu December 3-10
Shuso Hossen December 10
Fusatsu December 16
New Year’s Eve December 31

Zazenkai January 6
Kanzeon Festival January 13
Beginners Day Retreat January 20
Half-Day Zazenkai January 27
Nehan February 4
Jukai Sesshin February 12-18
Zazenkai February 24
The Space Between Retreat March 1-3
Half-Day Zazenkai March 9
Spring Term Student Program March 16, April 20, May 18
Zazenkai March 23
Denkoe Sesshin April 9-13
April 27 Half-Day Zazenkai
May 4 Zazenkai

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