5:00 am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen. Morning Service. (Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 am will be YoQi. 6:30 am is Tangaryo- style Zazen) 8:00 breakfast (Saturday and Wed – breakfast is at 9:00 am) 9:00 work practice 11:00 zazen, kinhin, zazen 12:15 lunch and rest 2:15 study/exercise 3:45 zazen, kinhin, tea, kinhin, zazen, midday service (Fukazazengi) 5:30 dinner 7:00 zazen, kinhin, zazen, Tissarana. (Wed. evenings will replace one zazen with qigong) 9:30 bed
Saturdays after morning service to Tuesday morning is rest time. During the three months of practice there will be variations in this schedule. I will post each week’s schedule in an email to anyone who asks for it.
If you are able to travel to Creston, BC during Sakuraji’s Fall Ango, please join us for all or part of this intensive retreat.
Kuya Minogue Kuya is resident priest at Sakuraji. She is a member of the Silent Thunder Order and Sakuraji is an affiliate of that order. She has been studying Soto Zen since 1986 She has completed a practice period at Green Gulch Farm with Tenshin Reb Anderson as the guiding teacher.
Mission Mountain Zen Group Retreats Led by Zenku, Jerry Smyers
Zenku Jerry Smyers is Kuya's teacher and Vice Abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is a Soto Zen Priest in the Lineages of Soyu Matsuoka Roshi and Shohaku Okumura Roshi. Zenku began his training as a disciple of Kongo Langlois Roshi, Abbot of the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago and a dharma heir of Matsuoka Roshi, in 1976. Zenku trained at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago and was ordained a Zen Priest in 1982. Zenku was a Priest in Chicago until 2005, assisting Kongo Roshi until his passing in 1999, and then providing Temple leadership.In 2005, Zenku moved to Montana and established the Mission Mountain Zen Group in Dayton Montana. In 2010 Zenku became a disciple of Taiun Elliston Roshi, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center, and a dharma heir of Matsuoka Roshi and Okumura Roshi from the Uchiyama Lineage. In 2012, Zenku received dharma transmission from Taiun Roshi. Zenku is a member of Soto Zen Buddhist Association.