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

2024
January 6 Zazenkai
January 13 Kanzeon Festival
January 20 Beginners Day Retreat
January 27 Half-Day Zazenkai
February 4 Nehan
February 12-18 Jukai Sesshin
February 24 Zazenkai
March 1-3 The Space Between Retreat
March 23 Zazenkai, Fusatsu/Daigen Shuri
March 30, April 20, May 18, Spring Term Student Program
April 9-13 Denkoe Sesshin
April 27 Half-Day Zazenkai
May 4 Zazenkai
May 5 Wesak
May 26 Dharma School Skits
June 1 50th Anniversary Party
June 8 Zazenkai
June 15 Beginners Day Retreat, Fusatsu/Daigen Shuri
June 19-22 Three Robes Retreat
July 21-26 Dharma Camp
June 29 Buddhist Festival in the Park
July 6 Half-Day Zazenkai
September 3-7 Genzoe Sesshin
September 11-14 Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat
September 14 Beginners Day Retreat
September 21, October 19, November 16, Fall Term Student Program
September 21 Fusatsu/Daigen Shuri
September 28 Zazenkai
October 5 Half-Day Zazenkai
October 12 Parents Retreat
October 23-27 Sejiki Sesshin
December 1-7 Rohatsu
December 7 Shuso Hossen
December 14 Fusatsu/Daigen Shuri


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