One-day Sittings

One-day sittings coming up
  • 21 October 2018
  • 24 March 2019
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 if you plan to attend. 

  8:30 zazen / kinhin /dokusan
 10:30   morning tea
 11:00  zazen
 12:30 p.m. lunch
 1:20  zazen / kinhin /dokusan
 3:20 group exercise
4.05 zazen

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

Urban retreat

Urban retreats coming up
  • 26 and 27 October 2019
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

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

APPLY HERE if you wish to take part.

Daily Training at the Centre

People may also elect to attend the Centre at other times and take part in the daily training schedule. For more information and to apply go here.