Hokyoji Sesshin, 2019 – closed

With Dokai Georgesen and Kyoku Tracey Walen
July 13 – 20, 2019 •
registration is closed-full capacity

This sesshin will focus on the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali Canon based on a book of just sixteen sutras: Basic Teachings of the Buddha  by Glenn Wallis.  Mr. Wallis provides new translations and commentary that help us hear Buddha’s core teachings in a fresh way and apply them in our modern everyday life.  The sesshin will be held at Hokyoji Zen Practice Community which offers a natural environment of stillness and silence uniquely suited to the deep practice of sesshin.

We are especially looking forward to staying in the new building which will have 7 single rooms and a double room along with the new kitchen! The original residence has 2 singles, a 2 bed, and a 3 bed.  The workshop has 2 singles, and 4 common area beds.  If you have any questions, please email or call 651-222-6968, ext 1.

3 Day:
Begins noon Saturday, July 13
Ends July 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Early bird registration: 3-day $255

7 Day:
Begins noon Saturday, July 13
Ends noon Saturday, July 20
Early bird registration: 7-day $500

About Dokai Georgesen:
Dokai began his study of Zen Buddhism at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center under the direction of Dainin Katagiri Roshi in 1974. He spent two years on pilgrimage studying Buddhism in India and Japan, and upon his return in 1982 he lived at Hokyoji until his ordination in 1984. In 1989 he received Dharma Transmission from Katagiri Roshi, and since then he has made several trips to Japan for study under the late Ikko Narasaki Roshi, Tsugen Narasaki Roshi and the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi. He has also had the opportunity to study at Plum Village in France under the direction of Thich Nhat Hanh. He has been residing at Hokyoji since June, 2003.

Please use the links above to register.