Instructions for Joining the 5-Day Foundational Practice of Zen Buddhism Retreat Video Conferences

Foundational Practice of Zen Buddhism Retreat
Zoom Video Conference
Monday August 2 – Friday August 6, 2021

Thank you for registering, we are glad you will be joining us!

Please note that each day’s Meditation period and teaching period with Genpo Roshi has a different Zoom Meeting URL link, meeting ID and password, and so the links, meeting IDs and passwords for each event (or the phone number if you are joining by phone) are different and unique. 

If you click on the zoom link, you will not need to enter the password.
If you join a meeting by manually entering the meeting ID, you will need to enter the password.

When you click on the Zoom meeting link you’ll be placed in a waiting room until admitted. In order to be admitted please identify yourself using your name. This precaution is necessary in order to protect the meeting from hacking.

Roshi requests that you turn on your camera during his teaching sessions.

There will be a brief service at the end of the daily Meditation period.  Click here for PDF of the text of the service, which you can print out or open on your device.

If you have any questions or comments for Genpo Roshi, contact Mary Ellen by email.  For questions concerning access to the Zoom Meeting program, email Mark at

If you have not used Zoom before, please familiarize yourself with these general instructions:

  • Click on the Zoom meeting link 10 minutes before the event begins.
  • Unless you’ve already downloaded the Zoom app you’ll be prompted to download it, and after doing so click on join the meeting.
  • Be sure your audio and video are working correctly. The best audio quality is achieved with a quiet room and use of ear buds or a headset.
  • You’ll start the call muted, and when you feel moved to speak, please raise your hand.  The Raise Hand button is located at the bottom of the Participant list (which can be accessed by clicking on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of the Zoom window).
  • The best video quality is achieved while sitting in a distraction-free space where you can have your hands free and have some light on your face.
  • The Gallery View and the Speaker View and can be selected in the upper right corner of the Zoom window.

Daily Schedule  (Mountain Time):
•  Sitting and service:   9:00 – 10:10 am
•  Roshi teaching:   11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please note:  Links to recordings of the zoom meetings are posted on this page as soon as possible after the meetings.  Due to limits on our storage space in the cloud, older recordings eventually have to be cleared out to make room for newer ones.  Since these recordings will not be permanently accessible, we advise you to download ones you want to keep while they are available.

Roshi Teaching Monday August 2
Link for recording:

Roshi Teaching Tuesday August 3
Link for recording:

Roshi Teaching Wednesday August 4
Link for recording:

Roshi Teaching Thursday August 5
Link for recording:

Roshi Teaching Friday August 6
Link for recording:


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