Regular practice

Please note: There will be no Chanting Choir Practice on Wednesday 6/19.

Beginners are always welcome, and should come at 9 am on Sunday for zazen instruction, or at 7pm on Tuesday evening. If you’d like, let us know you’re coming by sending an email to info@hakubai.org.

Sunday sitting

Sundays: 9 am – 12 noon
Periods of sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin), with zazen instruction for beginners, followed at 11:30 by a dharma discussion and optional lunch.

Weekday morning sitting

Monday through Friday mornings: 6:00 – 7:20 am
6-7 am - zazen & kinhin
7-7:20 am - service

Everyone is welcome to join. Please come at the beginning if you wish to join.

Tuesday evening sitting

Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30pm

Zazen and kinhin instruction for beginners. Please come at 7:15 p.m. for orientation if this is your first time, and please let us know in advance so we are ready for you at that time. Those with experience are also welcome.

Wednesday evening Chanting Choir Practice

Wednesday evening, 7:30-8:30pm, May 8th-end of August

Sound healing originated in India where it was called Nada Yoga. These techniques made their way to Egypt and from there through Pythagoras to Greece. Also from India they went to China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

The underlying theory is that when we tune our own physical vibrations to the harmonious vibrations of the universe, we balance mind, body, and spirit.

This is not a lecture class. It is participatory. We’ll begin learning the correct techniques of chanting with the seed syllables and then move to mantras and dharanis.

It will not be progressive so that you can come any Wednesday night and join in.

Buddhists and non-Buddhists are welcome. Chanting is universal.