Urban two-day retreat
  • Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2018 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • There is the option to stay for Jukai ceremony starting at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at a local restaurant on Sunday. 
This is a chance to deepen your practice under the guidance of a teacher, with a daily schedule that is suitable for beginners and others for whom sesshin is too demanding.  Open to practitioners of all levels.

Options are available for part-time participation if space allows. Participants from out of town need to arrange accommodation.  Locals please let us know if you have room for someone to stay.

Daily Schedule:
day one: 
8:30 a.m.tea ceremony/ opening talk followed by zazen with dokusan
10:30 morning tea
11:00zazen / kinhin 
12:30lunch and rest 
1:20zazen with dokusan
3:20group exercise
4:35 chanting service
5:p.m.                     day ends

day two: 
8:30 a.m.zazen and teisho
10:30 morning tea
11:00zazen / kinhin 
12:30lunch and rest 
1:20zazen with dokusan
3:20    Rest period- tea or self directed exercises
4:00Informal zazen 
5:p.m.   Jukai Ceremony (optional)
6.15 p.m.                Jukai Dinner at Onehunga, Black Pepper Indian Restaurant (need to book through info@aucklandzen.org.nz)

NOTE: Lunch is provided by the Centre. A donation is appreciated.  Dana information

APPLY HERE if you wish to take part.

One-day sittings

One-day sittings offer the opportunity to refresh and deepen your practice, or to try out a more extended sitting schedule for the first time. 
Come for all or part of the day, but please sign up at the zendo or email 
info@aucklandzen.org.nz if you plan to attend. 


 6:00 a.m.  tea & talk / zazen / kinhin
 8:00    breakfast
 8:30  zazen / kinhin /dokusan
 10:30    morning tea
 10:45   samu
 12:15 p.m.  lunch
 1:00  zazen / kinhin /dokusan
 3:00  chanting, cleanup  

NOTE: Breakfast and lunch are provided by the Centre. A donation is appreciated.  
Dana information

One-day sittings coming up
  • 14 or 15 July 2018 (part of 2-day sitting -- see above)
  • 18 November 2018