• Morning Zendo

    Daily Zazen

    About

    Morning Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Morning zendo includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation), Kinhin (walking practice) and Nitten Soji (20 min. temple cleaning).

    Schedule

    • 6:00am - 6:30am Tea/Choka
    • 6:30am - 7:30am Zazen/Kinhin
    • 7:30am - 7:50am Nitten Soji

    What to bring

    • Extra slip-on footwear
    • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes

    Program Fee

    • Monthly
      $ 40
    • Drop-in
      $ 5
    • Daily Zazen

      Daily Zazen

      Sustaining the practice

      Zendo is open five days a week. Morning Zazen is held Wednesday through Sunday and Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Daily zazen includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice). $5 drop-in.

      Morning


      • 6:00am – 6:30am Tea/Choka
      • 6:30am – 7:30am Zazen/Kinhin
      • 7:30am – 7:55am Nitten Soji
      • 8:00am Silent breakfast

      Evening


      • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Zazen/Kinhin

  • Evening Zendo

    Daily Zazen

    About

    Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday except for Thursday. Evening zendo includes Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice).

    Schedule

    • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    What to bring

    • Extra slip-on footwear
    • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes

    Program Fee

    • Monthly
      $ 40
    • Drop-in
      $ 5
    • Daily Zazen

      Daily Zazen

      Sustaining the practice

      Zendo is open five days a week. Morning Zazen is held Wednesday through Sunday and Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Daily zazen includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice). $5 drop-in.

      Morning


      • 6:00am – 6:30am Tea/Choka
      • 6:30am – 7:30am Zazen/Kinhin
      • 7:30am – 7:55am Nitten Soji
      • 8:00am Silent breakfast

      Evening


      • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Zazen/Kinhin

  • Sunday Program

    Weekend Zazen

    About

    Sunday Program is held every Sunday starting at 10am and ends at 12:00pm. Lunch is served at the end of the program. Newcomers are welcome! Please contact and arrange a practice orientation.

    What to bring

    • Extra Slip-on footwear
    • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes
    • Refrain from perfume and jewelry

    Schedule

    • 10am Zazen & Kinhin
    • 11:30 Dharma Talk
    • 12:00-12:30pm Samu
    • 12:30pm Lunch/Group Clean-up

    Program Fee

    • Drop-in
      $ 10
    • Food Donation
      Welcome!
    • Daily Zazen

      Daily Zazen

      Sustaining the practice

      Zendo is open five days a week. Morning Zazen is held Wednesday through Sunday and Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Daily zazen includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice). $5 drop-in.

      Morning


      • 6:00am – 6:30am Tea/Choka
      • 6:30am – 7:30am Zazen/Kinhin
      • 7:30am – 7:55am Nitten Soji
      • 8:00am Silent breakfast

      Evening


      • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Zazen/Kinhin

  • Samu

    Silent Work Practice

    About

    Samu (Silent Work Practice) is held Wednesday through Friday. Work practice usually involves temple cleaning and gardening. Please come to the work bell in your work cloths. Shika or Shoji will give instruction.

    Schedule

    • 10:00am - 11:30am
    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Daily Zazen

      Daily Zazen

      Sustaining the practice

      Zendo is open five days a week. Morning Zazen is held Wednesday through Sunday and Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Daily zazen includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice). $5 drop-in.

      Morning


      • 6:00am – 6:30am Tea/Choka
      • 6:30am – 7:30am Zazen/Kinhin
      • 7:30am – 7:55am Nitten Soji
      • 8:00am Silent breakfast

      Evening


      • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Zazen/Kinhin

  • Zazenkai

    One day Zazen

    About

    Zazenkai, one-day silent retreat starts at 9:30 am with Sarei, serving of tea. Zazen begins at 10 am to 4 pm. It includes a semi-formal lunch and a Dharma talk or recorded Teisho. Beginners are welcome! Please contact and arrange for a practice orientation.

    Schedule

    • 9:30am Sarei (Tea)
    • 10:00amZazen/Kinhin
    • 11:30am Dharma Talk
    • 12pm Formal Lunch
    • 2:00pm Zazen/Kinhin
    • 4:00pm Closing Sarei/Refleshment

    What to bring

    • Extra slip-on footwear
    • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes
    • Refrain from perfume and jewelry

    Program Fee

    • $ 30 ($25 for members)
    • Zazenkai

      Zazenkai

      Deepening the practice

      Zazenkai, one-day silent retreat starts at 9:30 am with Sarei, serving of tea. Zazen begins at 10 am to 4 pm. It includes a semi-formal lunch and a Dharma talk or recorded Teisho. Beginners are welcome! Please contact and arrange for a practice orientation.

      Schedule


      • 9:30am Sarei (Tea)
      • 10:00 Zazen & Kinhin
      • 11:30am Dharma Talk
      • 12pm Nitten Soji1/Lunch
      • 2:00pm Zazen & Kinhin
      • 4pm Closing/Refleshment

      What to bring


      • Extra Slip-on footwear
      • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes
      • Refrain from perfume and jewelry

  • Retreats

    Intensive Practice

    About

    Retreat (Sesshin) is held on selected weekend or week. This silent retreat includes zazen, kinhin, morning chanting, formal meals, work period, afternoon chanting (Banka) Q&A and dharma talks.

    Schedule

    Please email here or call Rinzai-ji office at 323-732-2263 for schedule.

    What to bring

    • Personal sleeping bag
    • Toilet gear
    • Slip-on footwear
    • Robe can be borrowed
    • Refrain from perfume and jewelry

    Program Fee

    • Weekend $150
    • 5 days $300
    • Zazenkai

      Zazenkai

      Deepening the practice

      Zazenkai, one-day silent retreat starts at 9:30 am with Sarei, serving of tea. Zazen begins at 10 am to 4 pm. It includes a semi-formal lunch and a Dharma talk or recorded Teisho. Beginners are welcome! Please contact and arrange for a practice orientation.

      Schedule


      • 9:30am Sarei (Tea)
      • 10:00 Zazen & Kinhin
      • 11:30am Dharma Talk
      • 12pm Nitten Soji1/Lunch
      • 2:00pm Zazen & Kinhin
      • 4pm Closing/Refleshment

      What to bring


      • Extra Slip-on footwear
      • Wear dark loose-fitting clothes
      • Refrain from perfume and jewelry

  • Zendo & Samu Schedule

    Daily Zazen

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  • Sunday Program

    Every Sunday | 10am

    Join us for our Sunday Program. Dharma Talk/Recorded Teisho at 11:30am followed by silent work period/Lunch. $10 Program Fee
  • Practice Membership

    Rinzai-ji Zen Center

    Join our practice membership! It includes Daily Zazen, Sunday Program and other discounts. $40/month and $60 for a couple.
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