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


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
Spring Term Student Program March 18, May 27
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
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

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