All-Day Sits (Zazenkai)

“We can’t do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us.”Every Day IS a Good Day
–from the Boundless Way Zen liturgy book

Day long retreats are held at
St. John's Episcopal Church
297 Lowell Street
Newtonville, MA

A powerful way to more deeply explore your practice is to attend a zazenkai, an all-day sit. An All Day Sit means 9am-4:30pm. You are always welcome to attend for any portion of an all-day sit, as suits your schedule. The retreat includes liturgy, dokusan/interviews, zazen, walking meditation, and a Dharma talk with discussion.

All-day sits are usually led by Bob Waldinger, Sensei and Mike Fieleke, Sensei. Everyone will have the opportunity to have interviews with both teachers, and people may even have the opportunity to see each teacher twice.

Please bring a bag lunch

Please watch our calendar listings and/or join our mailing list for notices of the next all day sit.


Suggested donation: $25 But no one should stay away due to money concerns