On July 21, 1962, Kyozan Joshu Roshi arrived in the United States to begin teaching in the West. On July 21, 2012, Rinzai-ji hosted a ceremony and celebration to honor the fifty-year treasure of that teaching. A foretaste of the Anniversary celebration came on Tuesday, July 17, with the arrival of a delegation from
Samu (Silent Work Practice) is held daily Wednesday through Friday. Work practice usually involves temple cleaning and gardening. Please come to the work bell in your work clothes. Shika or Shoji will give instruction.
Zazenkai, one-day silent retreat starts 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.