Zazenkai at Crooked River Zen Center is a daylong retreat devoted to samadhi practice, with Great Silence observed throughout the day. This is an opportunity to intensify and deepen your practice through the experience of periods of uninterrupted sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a dharma talk, service, mindful work practice, meals, and face-to-face meetings with a teacher. Open to everyone. Scheduled dates can be found on the Calendar.
*Every third month we offer a Silent Zazenkai. See below for further details.
9:40 Morning service
10:10 Dharma Talk
12:10 Noon service
A Silent Zazenkai is offered every third month, beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm.
There are no dharma talks nor any chanting at the silent zazenkai, just continuous rounds of meditation: 25 minutes of sitting, followed by 5 minutes of walking for the entire 6 hours. This is an intensified day of meditation practice. Silent dates are designated on the Calendar.