TOSHOJI - S C H E D U L E

GYOTEN-ZAZEN (free)
 MORNING EXERCISE
AM 5:00 ZAZEN
     5:40 SUTRA CHANTING
     6:20 CLEANING till AM7:00
       (Except Sundays and public holidays)



SATURDAYS-ZENKAI (free)
   ZEN TRAINING MEETING
PM 6:00 ZAZEN
     7:00 LECTURE
     7:30 TEA till PM8:00 (Now No Tea)
  
    
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 For those attending Zazen Kai

1. Punctuality is required (late entry not permitted).

2. Please wear modest, comfortable clothing for sitting. Colors should be subdued (avoid bright colors such as red and yellow. No shorts or running shirts). Remove jewelry.

3. Newcomers must arrive at least 20 minutes early for an orientation.

4. No reservations are necessary (please notify us in advance if coming as a group of more than five).

5. Please refrain from wearing sandals with bare feet.(This will stain the floor,etc.)



SESSHIN (15000yen)
   5 DAYS FULL-TIME ZEN TRAINING
        Early in April
        Early in December
      

What is Sesshin?
The word "sesshin" means to touch the true nature of Self, the Self's true identity. Sesshin are different from regular Zazen Kai in that they involve casting aside all pride and dedicating oneself to each task at hand as if one's life were at stake. It is by no means easy, and in order to truly resolve life's ultimate question (enlighten), there is no means superior to sesshin. We look forward to your participation.
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2024 Event Notice

Toshoji Spring Sesshin

Date: April 2nd(Tuesday) from 7:00 p.m
        until 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 7th
        (First-time participants are required to participate for 5 days.
         Also,please arrive by 5:30 pm on April 2nd for an explanation.)
Cost: 15000 yen
Items to bring: Sleeping bag,change of clothes,toiletries.
Deadline: March 25th
Capacity: 30 people

Please note that from this time onwards, due to the staffing situation at the temple, please bring a sleeping bag to reduce the burden of preparing and cleaning up for Sesshin.

Additionally, we currently ask that you wear a mask during early morning zazen and Saturday zazen, but this Sesshin will be optional.   However, the coronavirus and influenza are not over, and some people may have pre-existing conditions, so please wear a mask as much as possible.


To attend Sesshin, please register early. Send us your name, address, age and phone number by post, fax or e-mail.