Schedule

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Japanese Bridge

An Evening Together

Selected Wednesdays at 7PM on Zoom

Selected Wednesday night meetings at 7PM on Zoom with Yoshin David Radin. These meetings are more of a time for question and answer rather than meditation. If you have questions about the practice, feel free to join. Join our mailing list and you will receive the Zoom link. Dates will be sent out to the mailing list and on Instagram.

For more information, please contact us at office@ithacazencenter.org

Winter Sesshin, 2023

January 1 @ 5:30 pm – January 8 @ 10:00 am

Our Winter Sesshin will be held from Sunday, January 1 to Sunday, January 8.

Fee schedule: semi-private room with shared bath, $600, private room with bath, $700. Payment can be made at https://ithacazencenter.org/support

For more information, please contact us at office@ithacazencenter.org

Spring Sesshin, 2023

March 8 @ 5:30pm – March 13 @ 10:00am (5 day retreat)

Our Spring Sesshin will be held from Wednesday, March 8 to Monday, March 13 (5 day retreat).

Fee schedule: semi-private room with shared bath, $500, private room with bath, $600. Payment can be made at https://ithacazencenter.org/support

For more information, please contact us at office@ithacazencenter.org

Summer Sesshin, 2023

June 6 @ 5:30pm – June 13 @ 10:00am

 Our Summer Sesshin will be held from Tuesday, June 6 to Tuesday, June 13.

Fee schedule: semi-private room with shared bath, $600, private room with bath, $700. Payment can be made at https://ithacazencenter.org/support

For more information, please contact us at office@ithacazencenter.org

Fall Sesshin, 2023

September 23 @ 5:30pm to Saturday, September 30 @ 10:00am

Our Fall Sesshin will be held from Saturday, September 23 to Saturday, September 30

Fee schedule: semi-private room with shared bath, $600, private room with bath, $700. Payment can be made at https://ithacazencenter.org/support

For more information, please contact us at office@ithacazencenter.org


Sunday Meditation — held at the Ithaca Zen Center Sundays starting at 8:30 am with tea and chanting (chantbook available here) followed by zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation) and a talk at 10:30am. Newcomers are welcome! For any questions or to arrange a sitting orientation please contact us here. Sunday morning sittings will also be available on Zoom, if you cannot attend in person. Join our mailing list and you will be automatically sent the zoom link.

The zendo is located up the hill from the dining hall, to the left. Visitors are asked to please park in the visitor parking to the left of the drive, near the entrance.

Sitting begins promptly at 8:30. Late arrivals are asked to please wait inside the mudroom of the zendo until opening bows are complete. Please feel free to stay for tea and social hour afterwards.

Sample Sunday Schedule

What to Bring

  • Footwear that is easy to get on and off, and appropriate for the outdoors.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes for sitting, and layers of sufficient warmth for outdoor kinin (walking meditation)
  • Please refrain from use of perfumes and the wearing of jewelry

Program Fee, voluntary donation

An Evening Together—Selected Wednesday night meetings at 7PM on Zoom with Yoshin David Radin. These meetings are more of a time for question and answer rather than meditation. If you have questions about the practice, feel free to join. Join our mailing list and you will receive the Zoom link. Dates will be sent out to the mailing list and on Instagram.

Sesshin—a 5 to 7-day silent meditation intensive held at the Ithaca Zen Center several times a year. A sesshin is a chance to immerse oneself in a longer period of practice.

Sample Sesshin Schedule

What to Bring

  • 2 pairs of sandals, slip-on shoes, or boots
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Cup or mug for your room
  • Warm clothing, such as long underwear
  • Warm boots and gloves in the cold weather

Program Fee, Fee schedule for private room with bath is $600. Attendance via Zoom will be $350 for sesshin, $70 daily. Please be in touch if you need more information, or would like to register.