Rohatsu Sittings and Schedule

When Shakyamuni Buddha resolved to realize the end to old age, sickness and death, he sat beneath a Bodhi tree and did not rise until finally, at dawn on December the 8th, a glimmering star caused him to awaken to his own true nature.  The enlightenment of Shakyamuni is commemorated around the world by eight days of sesshin, during which particpants sit longer and longer each night, recognizing the unshakable faith and determination of Shakyamuni.

Though many may not be able to attend Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, the Zen Center of Syracuse is pleased to offer an intensified schedule of zazen from November 30th through December 8th.  Sitting with each other, we not only commemorate Shakyamuni's great struggle and enlightenment, but we also offer our silent support for those sitting Rohatsu Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Zendo and around the globe.

Please join us as much as you are able.

Saturday, Nov. 30 6-8pm Opening Rohatsu, Han, Zazen
Sunday, Dec. 1 9am-12:00pm Morning Service, Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Monday, Dec. 2 7-7:45am Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Tuesday, Dec. 3 8:30-9:30am Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Wednesday, Dec 4 6-7:45am Includes Regular Morning Service from 6-6:45
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Thursday, Dec 5 7-7:45am Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Friday, Dec. 6 7-7:45am Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen
Saturday, Dec. 7 7-7:45am Zazen
  6-8pm Rohatsu Exhortations, Zazen (Optional unstructured all night sitting)
Sunday, Dec 8 9am-12:00pm Includes Jo Do E chanting at 9, with Han
Date: 
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - Sun, Dec 8, 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zen Center of Syracuse
Program fee: 
Free