2019 Fall Sesshin

Genro Lee Milton from Endless Mountain Zendo is returning to Burning House Zendo for a sesshin on the weekend of September 6th.

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance.

Please RSVP to classes@BurningHouseZendo.org

Donations & Fees

$10 fee for Saturday Lunch
Donations not requires, but are appreciated. Suggested donation: $50

Full Schedule

Friday September 6th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Opening Talk by Genro Lee Milton

Saturday September 7th 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          Dharma Meeting: Private Interview with Genro
Zazen and Kinhim         Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin          Dharma Meeting

Saturday Night 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday September 8th 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Closing Ceremony

2019 Summer Sesshin

Come sit with us for the weekend!

July 12-14th

This is a chance for practitioners to engage in deeper, longer practice in a supportive setting. Partial participation is welcomed if you are unable to attend the entire schedule.

This event is free except for the lunch fee if you wish to have lunch with us. There is a significant break in the schedule after lunch if you would like to obtain your own lunch.

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

RSVP is required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Schedule

Friday July 12th 7 PM – 9PM

7 pm
Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Han Namu Dai Bosa Chanting

Saturday July 13th 7 AM – 5 PM

7 am
Morning Service
Outdoor Neighborhood Kinhin
Han
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen

9:15 am
Samu (finish by 10 am)

10:15 am
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen Kinhin

12 pm
Formal Lunch

~12:30 pm -2:45 
Break

3:00 pm
Kanzeon Chanting
Dharma Talk
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Han
Great Vows
Close

Sunday July 14th 7AM – 12 Noon

7 am
Morning Service
Outdoor Neighborhood Kinhin
Han
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Kinhin

9:15 am
Break/Stretching

10 am
Zazen
Kinhin
Zazen
Kinhin
Sarei
Zazen
Han
Closing

Get support from our Sangha at home

Every Day Vow Sangha is a group on the app, Insight Timer, which was tested by sangha members from Burning House Zendo and Endless Mountain Zendo. Here’s what the group has to say about it:

Interested in strengthening your practice with a commitment to daily zazen? For lay practitioners, this aspiration can elude us. A pilot group of smart-phone wielding Zen students are trying out an established meditation timer app called Insight Timer in an effort to reach this goal. it offers a timer to track your sits, and a group service that lets people stay connected, plus other features. At the heart of this student group’s charter is a simple goal: Sit every day for 30 days, for a minimum of 20 minutes. Repeat.

Anyone can join this group, and each 30 day commitment cycle begins on the 1st of the month. By using the application’s timer feature, your consecutive sitting days are recorded within the app and made visible to the group. If you miss a day, it happens – feel free to check in with the group – and keep sitting! The group service itself facilitates sangha support in this, and the app makes it possible to send messages to the group and cheer each other on.

The next 30 day cycle begins on April 1, 2019. if you would like to join us, visit your smart-phone’s app store and download Insight Timer (link on the menu bar to the right). An account is needed. Once you’re in, search for the group called Every Day Vow Sangha (See screenshot below).

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 classes@burninghousezendo.org 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 info@burninghousezendo.org

  • 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

BHZ 2017 16th Anniversary Zazenkai

Burning House Zendo marks its 16th anniversary on July 28th weekend with an anniversary zazenkai. Full or partial attendance is available for attendees. To confirm attendance, please reach out to classes@burninghousezendo.org!

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 classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday July 28th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday July 29th 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 July 30th 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Great Vows for All

Come sit with this us!