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.

2022 Liturgical Year

Ceremonies and Retreats

2022

Half-Day Zazenkai July 23
Dharma Camp July 24-29
Zazenkai August 6
Genzoe Sesshin September 6-10
Beginners Day Retreat September 17
Fall Term Student Retreats September 24, October 15, November 19
Fusatsu September 24
Two Ancestors Ceremony September 25
Zazenkai October 1
Half-Day Zazenkai October 8
Sangha Forum October 16
Sejiki October 26-30
Founders Vigil November 5-6
Parents Retreat November 5
Zazenkai November 12
Rohatsu December 4-11
Shuso Hossen December 11
Fusatsu December 17
New Year’s Eve December 31

2023

Zazenkai January 7
Shuso Installation January 8
Kanzeon Festival January 14
Beginners Day Retreat January 21
Half-Day Zazenkai January 28
Zazenkai February 4
Nehan February 5
Jukai Sesshin February 13-19
Space Between Retreat March 10-12
Fusatsu/Daigen Shuri March 18
Zazenkai March 25
Half-Day Zazenkai April 1
Sangha Forum April 9
Denkoe Sesshin April 10-15
Parents Retreat April 29
Wesak May 7
Zazenkai May 13
Three Robes Retreat June 21-24
Shuso Hossen June 25

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