Weekly Schedule

Zen Mountain Monastery

Here is the daily schedule for Spring and Fall Ango training periods, as well as the lighter schedule for the Summer and Winter training periods.

SPRING & FALL ANGO

Tuesday
2:00 – 5:00 PM Work Practice
5:00 – 6:00 Art Practice/Academic Study
6:00 – 6:30 Light Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Evening Zazen (January-February: 6:30-8:00)
9:30 PM Lights out

Wednesday – Friday
4:20 AM Wake-up (Rule of silence observed until work practice)
5:00 – 6:30 Dawn Zazen/Dokusan (Be seated in zendo by 4:50)
6:30 – 6:50 Morning Service
7:00 – 8:00 Body Practice/Art Practice/Academic Study
8:00 – 8:30 Oryoki Formal Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 Caretaking Practice
10:00 – 12:00 Work Practice/Retreat Sessions
12:00 – 12:30 Dinner
1:30 – 5:00 Work Practice/Retreat Sessions
5:00 – 6:00 Zazen and Evening Service
6:00 – 6:30 Light Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Evening Zazen/Dokusan (Wednesdays & Thursdays January-February: 6:30-8:00)
9:30 PM Lights out

Saturday
Same schedule as Wed – Fri with the following modifications:
7:00 – 7.30 Informal Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 Caretaking Practice
5:00 – 6:00 Break

Sunday
6:15 AM Wake-up
6:45 – 7:15 Informal Breakfast
7:45 – 8:45 Caretaking Practice
9:00 – 9:30 Morning Service
9:30 – 11:00 Zazen
11:00 – 12:00 Dharma Discourse/Dharma Combat
12:00 – 1:30 Community Dinner and Clean-up
2:00 PM Hosan — Monastery closed until Tuesday 1:30 PM

WINTER & SUMMER

Tuesday
2:00 – 6:00pm Work Practice
6:00 – 6:30 Light Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Evening Zazen
9:30pm Lights out

Wednesday – Friday
4:55am Wake-up (Rule of silence observed until after morning service)
5:30 – 6:30 Dawn Zazen/Dokusan (Be seated in zendo by 5:25)
6:30 – 6:50 Morning Service
7:10 – 8:00 Informal Breakfast
8:15 – 9:30 Caretaking Practice
9:30 – 12:00 Work Practice
12:00 – 12:30 Dinner
1:30 – 5:00 Work Practice
5:00 – 6:00 Break
(January & February, Tuesday through Thursday — no break; 5-5:30pm: Light Supper)
6:00 – 6:30 Light Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Evening Zazen/Dokusan
(January & February, Tuesday through Thursday — 6:30-8:00pm: Evening Zazen/Dokusan)
9:30pm Lights out

Saturday
Same schedule as Wed – Fri with the following modifications:
7:00 – 7.30 Informal Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 Caretaking Practice
5:00 – 6:00 Break

Sunday
6:15am Wake-up
6:45 – 7:15 Informal Breakfast
7:45 – 8:45 Caretaking Practice
9:00 – 9:30 Morning Service
9:30 – 11:00 Zazen
11:00 – 12:00 Dharma Discourse/Dharma Combat
12:00 – 1:30 Community Dinner and Clean-up
2:00pm Hosan — Monastery closed until Tuesday 2:00pm