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Hanamatsuri Sesshin

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 12:00 pm



Buddha’s Birthday, also known as Hana-matsuri 花祭り (Flower festival) is one of the Three Buddha Ceremonies. It is also a tradition at Rinzai-ji to commemorate our founder, Jōshū Sasaki Rōshi’s birthday on this day. To cerebrate this auspicious occasion, this 5-day retreat is held. Yoshin David Radin from Ithaca Zen Center will be leading this retreat. There will be Dharma talk, Q&A and private interviews (twice) daily. The retreat begins with informal dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1.

Sesshin Information:

Hashinkyūji: Monday, April 1
Retreat: April 2 (Tue) – 6 (Sat)
Hanamatsuri Ceremony: Sunday, April 7

Additional information feild: Please indicate if you have special needs ie) food allergy, medical condition, etc. specify what it is in the box. Work exchange or reduced fees may be available to those who would otherwise be unable to attend. If you have any question, please contact office@rinzaiji.org

Yoshin David Radin was ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk in 1983, Yoshin has been teaching Zen and leading retreats for over 30 years. He is the founder of the Ithaca Zen Center and the co-founder of Body Mind Health Retreats in Ithaca, New York. Yoshin is also a poet and songwriter with a great sense of humor and a warm personality.



April 1 @ 6:00 pm
April 7 @ 12:00 pm
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2505 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, California 90018
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