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

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 September 4
Space Between Retreat September 10-12
Three Robes Retreat September 14-18
Fall Term Student Retreats September 25, October 16, November 20
Fusatsu September 25
Two Ancestors Ceremony September 26
Zazenkai October 2
Half-Day Zazenkai October 9
Sangha Forum October 17
Sejiki October 27-31
Founders Vigil November 6-7
Zazenkai November 13
Rohatsu December 5-12
Shuso Hossen December 12
Fusatsu December 18
New Year’s Eve Celebration December 31

Shuso Installation January 2
Zazenkai January 8
Kanzeon Festival January 15
Beginners Day Retreat January 22
Half-Day Zazenkai January 29
Zazenkai February 5
Nehan February 6
Jukai February 14-20
The Space Between March 4-6
Spring Term Student March 19, April 23, May 28
Zazenkai March 26
Fusatsu March 26
Half-Day Zazenkai April 2
Sangha Forum April 10
Denkoe April 11-16
Wesak May 1
Zazenkai May 7

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