Our liturgical year is divided roughly into quarters as shown in the Wheel of the Year diagram above. 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.

Ceremonies and Retreats

Zazenkai January 2
Shuso Installation Jan 3
Kanzeon Festival Jan 9
Beginners Day Retreat Jan 16
Half-Day Zazenkai Jan 23
Zazenkai Feb 6
Nehan Feb 7
Jukai Feb 15-21
Space Between Retreat March 5-7
Spring Term Student Retreats Mar20, Apr24, May 22
Zazenkai March 27
Fusatsu, Daigen Shuri March 27
Half-Day Zazenkai April 3
Sangha Forum April 11
Denkoe April 12-17
Dharma Cloud Day April 25
Wesak May 2
Zazenkai May 8
Fusatsu June 12
Genzoe June 15-19
Shuso Hossen June 20
Zazenkai June 26
Shuso Installation July 11
Half-Day Zazenkai July 24
Zazenkai August 7
Beginners Day Retreat Sept 4
Space Between Retreat Sept 10-12
Three Robes Retreat Sept 14-18
Fall Term Student Retreats Sept 25, Oct 16, Nov 20
Fusatsu Sept 25
Two Ancestors Ceremony Sept 26
Zazenkai October 2
Half-Day Zazenkai October 9
Sangha Forum Oct 17
Sejiki Oct 27-31
Founders Vigil November 6-7
Zazenkai November 13
Rohatsu December 5-12
Shuso Hossen December 12
Shuso Installation December 18
Fusatsu December 18

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