Each sesshin differs somewhat, and the exact schedule will depend almost entirely on which teacher is leading it and also somewhat on the length of the sesshin and a few other factors. However, this is an example to give you an idea of what to expect on an average day at an IZAUK sesshin.
|06:30||Wake up bell (someone runs past all the rooms ringing a bell) – traditionally we keep silent until after breakfast|
|07:00||Zazen(40 mins), Kinhin(10 mins), Zazen(40mins)|
|09:40||Samu (work – such as vegetables chopping and washing up), Coffee/Tea|
|13:15||Samu (washing up), Coffee/Tea|
|14:30||General Samu (cleaning, kitchen etc), also formal time for sewing rakusus and kesas|
|16:00||Zazen/kinhin/zazen – also possibly a Teisho (dharma talk) or Mondo (question/answer with the teacher)|
|19:15||Samu (washing up) and short break|