Friday 4th December – Saturday 5th December, 2020

Broadcast sits and ceremonies

Rohatsu-sesshin posterHokkai Dojo, Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk will provide a series of broadcast sessions on Friday 4th/Saturday 5th December, 2020 to mark Rohatsu – the traditional celebration of the occasion of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. In view of Covid-19 restrictions, this will be an entirely ‘virtual’ event, open to those who have practised at an IZAUK dojo or attended an IZAUK sesshin.

The Rohatsu event will be directed by Zen Nun Mokurei Jan Pearse 

To learn more about Rohatsu, you might like to read Noah Rei Mon Uhrig’s article about Hokkai Dojo’s 2018 Rohatsu

The schedule is:

18:30-20:00 zazen & ceremony
21:30-22:10 zazen
23:30-00:10 zazen

06:00-06:30 zazen
07:30-08:00 zazen
10:30-11:30 zazen & ceremony
Followed by Zoom coffee

Log-in details for the MIXLR and Zoom broadcasts will be provided by email after registrations are accepted.


There is no fee for the event, but donations to IZAUK are very welcome. If you are able to, please complete the Gift Aid section which allows us to collect an additional 20% of your donation without any cost to you.

You will need:

  • a quiet space of your own in which to practise
  • a robe or comfortable clothing
  • a zafu, bench or chair to sit on
  • chant sheets for ceremonies
    • Kesa Sutra
    • Hannya Shingyo, Shigu Seiganmon, Ji Ho San Shi
    • Eko of the Matriarchs
    • Eko of the Patriarchs
  • a mobile phone, tablet or computer – ideally with MIXLR and Zoom apps loaded in advance

While individual circumstances will vary, in principle those registering should intend to attend every session


If you have a question about the arrangements, please use the contact form on this site to contact Hokkai Dojo