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 7-Day Mahayana Sesshin with Genpo Roshi

In Person in Salt Lake City & Live on Zoom

Sunday May 28 - Saturday, June 3, 2023

"Mahayana Buddhism is based on coming from the Apex, embracing both the dual (Hinayana) and the non-dual (Buddhayana) realities with wisdom and compassion, acting appropriately with discernment, including and transcending all opposites.  This is what I mean by coming from the Apex in our everyday life, it is coming from choice rather than victimhood, from trust rather than fear.  From here there is no one to blame. We simply take full responsibility for cause and effect, action and reaction, for life and death. It is not ignoring causation but rather being one with our karma."

-- Genpo Roshi

This sesshin focusing on the Mahayana Zen Path is a required part of the year-long study 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.

(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.)

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.

Lodging: 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.

Genpo Roshi 2022 Ceremony2022 May Retreat Group

(times are US Mountain Daylight Time):

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

Monday through Friday Days:
8:30 am - 10:00 am:   Sitting and service*
10:30 am - 1:00 pm: 
Genpo Roshi teaching
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: 
Lunch (on your own), exercise and rest
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Samu

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:   Sitting and service and Daisan /Dokusan with Teachers

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm:  Dinner on your own

Monday through Friday Evenings 7:30 - 9:00 pm

    Monday  7:30 - 9:30 pm:  Sitting
    Tuesday  7:30 - 8:00: Sitting  /  8:00 - 9:30: Jukai Ceremony
    Wednesday  7:30 - 8:00: Sitting  /  8:00 - 9:30: Shukke Tokudo Ceremony
    Thursday  7:30 - 9:30 pm:  Denkai
    Friday  7:30 - 9:30 pm:  Denbo                                               

Saturday, June 3:
8:30 am - 9:30 am:   Sitting and service
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: 
Shiho Coming-Out Ceremony

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Birthday Party for Genpo Rosh

* Click here to view or download the Kanzeon Services Book.

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

Afternoon and evening Sitting and Service will not be on Zoom; evening Public Ceremonies will 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:

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-Info/Change-Day/ChangeDaySLCountySystemMapDec2022.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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