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  • Sunday Service: 10:00am-12pm
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
  • Monday & Friday: 6:30-7:30am
  • Monday Evening: 7:00-8:45pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7:00-8:30pm
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Fall Sesshin – The Bodhisattva Path

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Dive deep at our three-day Fall sesshin at beautiful Camp Sealth. This will be a formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition: seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with our Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain. He will be discussing the Bodhisattva Path.

The four Bodhisattva Vows, chanted in Buddhist centers all over the world, show us the road to a well-rounded practice. It is an impossible path that nevertheless we do our best to take. We will look at the four vows, as well as commentaries from masters on them.

All meals and dormitory-style accommodations included. If you have questions, or if you have not previously attended a multi-day retreat, please contact the registrar at From out-of-town? The registrar will find you a place to stay the night before if needed.

The retreat will begin at 5pm on Thursday and end at 4pm Sunday. We require a minimum attendance of 2 days with an overnight in between.

Registration is now closed for this retreat. Please contact the registrar with questions at 

Fall 2019 Sesshin Schedule

5:00pm arrival
6:00 dinner
7:00 zazen (alternating periods of seated meditation for 25 minutes, then walking meditation for 10 minutes)
8:30 tea and chanting, closing

4:30am wakeup
5:00 tea and chanting, zazen
7:15 breakfast
7:45 break
8:30 zazen
10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
12:30pm lunch
1:00 samu (work practice)
1:30 break
2:15 zazen, tea, chanting, zazen (long sitting-sit/walk at your discretion)
4:45 qi gong
5:15 dinner
5:45 break
6:30 gyodo, dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
8:30 tea and chanting, closing

4:30am wakeup
5:00 tea and chanting, zazen
7:15 breakfast
7:45 break
8:30 qi gong
9:00 zazen
10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
12:30 – lunch
1:00 – samu
1:30 – break
2:15 – tea & chanting, (long sit)
3:45 – closing, informal gathering
4:30 – pack up and depart

The dharma talks are open to the public at 10:15 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Wrangler Lodge at Camp Sealth, 14500 SW Camp Sealth Rd, off of Wax Orchard Rd. Enter Camp Sealth and continue straight then follow signs to Wrangler Lodge.)


October 17, 2019
October 20, 2019
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Camp Sealth
14500 SW Camp Sealth Rd
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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