Rohatsu 2018

Burning House Zendo would like to wish everyone a happy Rohatsu. Unfortunately, us to conflicting schedules, we will be observing Rohatsu together with only our routine service schedule. We are exploring observing Rohatsu with possible increased sits in January.

As another dorm of support an encouragement for our practice, many of our members have challenged each other to commit to 60 days days of daily Zazen and are tracking each other and offering encouragement on the Insight Timer app. You can find our group in the search feature of the app. You can find the app at

Hoin Michael Prenger Memorial Sesshin

To commemorate the passing of our dear Dharma friend Hoin, we will offer a weekend sesshin on March 23rd through March 25th. Hoin was tremendously important to the sangha and we are approaching the first anniversary of his death.

At 11AM on the last day of sesshin, March 25th, we’ll offer an hour memorial service with friends and family. Those coming for the memorial service are asked to arrive by 10:45 AM.

Fee for Saturday lunch: $10 (pay to Burning House Zendo), otherwise attendance is free if no lunch is consumed.

RSVP is required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday March 23rd 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday March 24th 7 AM – 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Sunday March 25th 7 AM – 12 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Closing Ceremony for Sesshin
Service of Remembrance with Friends and Family – 60 minutes


Rohatsu 2017 Observance

May all beings attain maturity in Buddha’s wisdom! BHZ will be commemorating the Buddha’s Enlightenment a bit later than usual this year. This services and schedule below are open to all practitioners, including newcomers. If you have any questions about the schedule or services, please contact

  • Monday, December 11th, 2017 7-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 7-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 7-8:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 14th, 2017 7-8:30 pm
  • Friday, December 15th, 2017 7-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 16th, 2017 3-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 17th, 2017 7-9:00 am

Hope you can join us!

Burning House’s Next Workshop – October 2017!

On Saturday October 21st, 2017, we’ll be offering another workshop. Sticking with our usual format, this is a cool opportunity to learn more about the practice from sangha regulars!

Sangha members will support attendees with the nuts and bolts of posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. Check out the flyer below for RSVP and other details:

march 2017 zen workshop