The Centre’s daily training schedule provides an opportunity to practice Zen intensely and wholeheartedly through a disciplined life of daily practice. It is a chance to deepen your practice under the guidance of a teacher. 

You can read more about the value and the challenges of Zen training in Roshi Bodhin's Zen Bow article, The Freedom of No Choice.

Supporting members can take part in training short or long term by arrangement with Sensei. If you live out of Auckland you will need to arrange your own accommodation.

To take part in any of the training offered please apply here.

Daily training schedule

Tuesday to Friday
 6:00 a.m. zazen (dokusan on Tuesday morning)
 7:30  breakfast
 8:00  samu (work practice)
 10:00 morning tea
 10:30  samu (work practice)
 12:00 p.m. zazen
 1:00 lunch and rest
 2:00 samu (work practice)
 4:00 zazen and/or chanting
 7:00 formal sitting (Tuesday and Thursday)


Informal morning sitting 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  

Usually a half day 9:00 -12:30


Formal sitting at 8:30 a.m., followed by tea at 10:30 and possibly other activities.


Free time.

Training options

Day training

This option allows you to experience training for a single day or more. 

Part-time training

Part-time training involves following the schedule above for  2- 3 days a week  plus sesshins and short retreats for a dedicated period of time.

Full-time training

This is a much fuller programme. It requires a commitment to follow the schedule above, plus all other Centre activities including sesshins for a dedicated period of time.

NOTE: Breakfast and lunch is provided by the Centre Tuesday to Friday. To help cover costs the suggested dana for food is $5 a day. Dana information.

To take part in any of the training offered please apply here.