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8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Still Breathing Meditation Center



This retreat will take place in our beautiful new zendo in East Oakland. It is for those who have had at least one practice discussion with me, have sat with me at other centers in the Bay Area, or would like to begin participation in the Still Breathing Meditation Community. We practice in the Soto Zen tradition. We will sit, walk, and eat together, creating a day of peace and stillness. Let the chaos of the world drop away and return to home with renewed sense of your life.

Space is limited to 15

Practice discussions with Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel will be available throughout the day. Below is the tentative schedule.

Please have your breakfast and daily hot beverage before entering. Soup and salad will be provided for lunch, plus an afternoon tea and treat break. Wear comfortable clothes with layers.

Capacity To Be Love: A One Day Sit

October 24, 2015

Practice Discussion – Please sign up on the clipboard outside the zendo.



8:00 am – 8:30 – Zendo open – Arrival and Finding your seat
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Zazen – sitting in silence
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Kinhin – Walking Meditation
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Zazen – Sitting in silence
9:45 am – 9:55 am – Kinhin – Walking Meditation
9:55 am – 10:30 am – Zazen (or practice discussion if you requested one)
10:30 am – 10:50 am – Soji -(small work practice)
11:50 am – 11:00 am – Break (no cell phone usage, no talking)
11:00 am – 11:30 am -Zazen – Sitting in silence (or practice discussion if you requested one)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Chant/ Dharma talk/Q& A
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch (Soup and salad will be provided Oryoki/Zen style)
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm – Break ( no cell phone usage, no talking)
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm – Tea and treat
2:15 pm – 2:40 pm – Zazen – Sitting in silence (or practice discussion if you requested one)
2:40 pm – 2:50 pm – Walking meditation
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm – Singing Refugees and saying goodbye
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Sitting on your own or practice discussion

If you can stay and help clean up that would be appreciated.

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL – Cost: $35 – $75 (includes lunch/oryoki style) Please keep in mind time and effort to provide this retreat.

Please register below.

Once you register you will be sent an email with the address. If you have questions please send an email to info@zenju.org.


Bookings are closed for this event.