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7-Day Buddhayana Sesshin

Saturday May 28  —  Friday June 3, 2022

“To study the self is to forget the self. 
To forget the self is to be actualized by the myriad things.”
-- Dogen Zenji (1200-1253)

This sesshin focusing on the Buddhayana Zen Path, the non-dual understanding of the Supreme Way, is a required part of the year-long study of the Buddhayana in the Four-Year Four Yana Program (either in-person or via Zoom), and is included as one of the scheduled events in the One-Year Big Mind Zen Program as well.  It is also open to all other interested persons, at rates depending on their membership status.

This will be our long-awaited first major in-person event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.  It will also be a 'hybrid' event live on Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person.

(Registered participants in the Four-Year Four Yana Program and the One-Year Big Mind Zen Program do not have to register here.  They will automatically receive the link to the Instruction page with Zoom links for the morning and afternoon sessions of the Retreat.)

NOTE:  Previous Covid restrictions at the Conference Center have been lifted, so in-person participation is now open to 30 more people All attendees are requested to take a Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Self Test At Home) and receive a negative result within 24 hours of May 28.   These tests can be ordered from Amazon or obtained at local grocery stores.  For those traveling by plane from outside the US, a negative test within 24 hours is required prior to travel. If you have difficulty finding a test kit please let us know.

Location:  The sesshin will be held in Salt Lake City at the Wasatch Conference Center of the 'ECC' (the Episcopal Church Center) in the heart of the city, where many Kanzeon/Big Mind events have been held in the past.  Address: 200 East 75 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. 
See directions from Salt Lake City Airport to the ECC below.

The ECC offers convenient and economical lodging in the center itself, but guest room  spaces are limited, so see the details about reservations and covid restrictions below.

Schedule (times are Mountain Time):

Saturday May 28:
3:00 pm:  Check-in and orientation
7:30 - 9:30 pm:   Review of Zendo Protocol and Procedures

Sunday through Thursday:
8:00 - 9:30 am:   Sitting and service*
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: 
Genpo Roshi teaching
1:00 pm  Wednesday:  Head shaving ceremony for new monks
1:00 - 2:30 pm: 
Lunch (on your own), exercise and rest
2:30 - 3:00 pm:  Samu
3:00 - 5:00 pm:   Sitting and service
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  Dinner on your own
7:30 - 9:30 pm:  
Sunday, Monday, Thursday:
                                       Sitting and Teisho
                          Tuesday: Jukai Ceremony
                          Wednesday: Shukke Tokudo Ceremony

Friday, June 3:
8:00 - 9:30 am:   Sitting and service
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: 
Genpo Roshi teaching
1:30 - 3:00 pm:  Birthday Party for Genpo Roshi

* Click here to get the Kanzeon Services Book.

Participants are welcome to wear their robes and rakusus if they wish.

Tuesday and Wednesday evening ceremonies will be viewable on Zoom.

Afternoon and evening Sitting and Service will not be on Zoom.

Remote participants are encouraged to sit with the same schedule adjusted to their time zone.

 If you wish to reserve lodging at the ECC:

Only 2 guest rooms remain available.  Lodging does not include meals, but lodgers have access to a complete kitchen and dining room.  (There are also supermarkets and various shops and restaurants close to the ECC.) 

Many other lodging options are available within walking distance in the downtown area.

ECC room reservations should be made directly through the ECC.  Their lodging request form, rates, deposit and cancellation policies can be found here:  https://eccu.wufoo.com/forms/eccu-lodging-request-for-group-events-2022/

Directions from Salt Lake City Airport to the ECC 

Public transportation, TRAX, can be found at the airport on the ground level of the Main Terminal.  Take TRAX to to the City Center station (Main Street and 100 South).  Once you leave the train on Main Street, walk 2 blocks east on 100 South to 200 East, turn left on 200 East.  The ECC is on the northwest corner of 100 South and 200 East.  Enter on the north side adjacent to the parking lot.
TRAX Schedule: https://www.rideuta.com/rider-tools/schedules-and-maps/704-green-line
TRAX Map: https://www.rideuta.com/-/media/Files/Rider-Tools/Route-Schedules/2022/April/704schedule_Apr2022.ashx

For more information about this event, Contact Mary Ellen

For questions about registration or payment, Contact Bruce or phone 801.244.4940

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