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Practice Period at Hokyoji

Led by Michael and Joen O’Neal and Hokyoji Guiding Teacher Dokai Georgesen, this practice period offers participants an opportunity to deepen their Zen practice in a variety of forms over the course of seven days.

The practice will include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, study time, yoga and mindful movement, deep relaxation, vegetarian meals, work practice, and Dharma discussion. There will be opportunities for individual meetings with teachers.

This is a wonderful opportunity for extended community practice.

Fee includes lodging, meals, and program expenses.

Seven-day practice period:
Monday, Aug. 26, 5:00 P.M.–Monday, Sept. 2, 2:00 P.M.
Weekend only and other options for participation are possible.

Southeastern Minnesota, near New Albin, Iowa
$80/night (members $70/night)

Please register no later than Monday, August 19.
Enter the appropriate amount under
Program Fees: Retreats

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Typical daily schedule:

5:30 am Wake up
6:00 am Zazen
6:30 am Kinhin
6:40 am Zazen
7:10 am Morning Service
7:30 am Oryoki Breakfast
8:15 am Dishes/Cleaning

9:30 am Chosan (tea and study)
10:50 am Zazen

11:20 am Kinhin
11:30 am Zazen
12:00 pm Noon Service
12:15 pm Oryoki Lunch
1:00 pm Dishes/Cleaning


1:30 pm Rest Period
2:30 pm Work Period
3:30 pm Tea/Showers
4:00 pm Zazen
4:35 pm Kinhin
4:45 pm Zazen
5:20 pm Evening Service
6:00 pm Oryoki Supper
6:15 pm Dishes/Cleaning

7:30 pm Zazen
8:05 pm Kinhin
8:15 pm Zazen
8:45 pm Closing Chant


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