Thursday, October 05, 2006

You're Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore

Unfortunately I didn't have time to post today...but I will go ahead and give you the heads up on what will keep me occupied this weekend.

Zen Sesshin - 5 days.
    • Wake up 4am
    • Morning meditation 4:15 – 5:45am
    • Cleaning/ Chanting 5:45 – 6:30
    • Morning meal/juice 6:30
    • Break until 7:30am
    • Zazen meditation / Dokusan 7:30 – 10:30am
    • Break 10:30 - 11am
    • Meal/juice 11am.
    • Break 11:30 – Noon.
    • Chores Noon – 1pm
    • Lecture 1pm – 2pm
    • Break 2pm – 2:30pm
    • Zazen meditation 2:30 – 4:30
    • Macha break 4:30 – 5pm
    • Break 5pm – 5:30
    • Zazen meditation 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Evening soup 7:30 – 8pm
    • Preparation for bed
    • Lights out 9pm.
This splendid little get-together will be taking place in the mountains in an adjacent prefecture. There will probably be just a handful of us, with a max of maybe 20 or so, staying at a temple there, living a ridiculously simple life with 9 or so hours a day spent sitting in a meditative trance...or at least that's the plan. Don't expect any updates before the 11th unless I'm blessed with a spare hour tomorrow.

Tsutzuku. Zettai.


M said...

That's a ridiculous schedule! Man, I didn't know anybody still got up at 4AM! That's when I sleep!!

Keflavich said...

That's truly ridiculous. Do you feel you actually benefit from said meditation? I'm "working" at a yoga place now, we meditate for 5-15 minutes every time we stretch, and that can get tedious and/or painful. What's zazen?


Vanessa said...

I really hope you get a lot out of the experience! I know you will use it to its full potential :)


Adam said...

You are the embodiemtn of ZEN! You will be ZEN! You ROCK!

M said...

You know - maybe I need to adopt your schedule :) If it's good for the monks, it should be good for me too...right? Definitely report back on how it felt!