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Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, CC 11/30 - 12/6

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Rinso Ed Sattizahn (Abiding Abbot, City Center)
led by Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Sunday, November 30 - Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sesshin means to collect the heart-mind. This traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat includes oryoki meals, daily dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers. The seven-day Rohatsu Sesshin commemorates Buddha's enlightenment and closes the Fall Practice Period.

Saturday, November 29:  Evening orientation for sesshin
  • Oryoki instruction at 5 pm
  • Dinner at 6 pm
  • Orientation for all participants 7:30 pm
Meals are included in the cost of sesshin. However, to receive your meals, you will need an oryoki set. You may bring your own or rent an oryoki set for the duration of sesshin. If you would like to rent oryoki please add the rent oryoki set fee to your reservation. To purchase your own oryoki set, contact the City Center Ino by email ().

If you will need a chair for the entire sesshin please indicate that when you sign up.

Deadline: Please register by Monday, November 24.

Fees: $420; $378 current members; $336 limited income.
  • Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)
  • Optional overnight accommodations: $25, shared room; contact the shika (guest manager) at or call 415.354.0395.
To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or local number (415.475.9362).
  • If this is your first sesshin at City Center, please contact the ino (head of meditation hall) at 415.354.0391 or by email () prior to registering.
About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

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Rinso Ed Sattizahn (Abiding Abbot, City Center)
After meeting Suzuki Roshi in 1970, Rinso Ed Sattizahn lived at Tassajara and later served as Zen Center's vice president, president, and board chair. From 1983 to 2000 Ed held various executive positions in the microcomputer software industry. In 2003, he was shuso at Green Gulch Farm, and in the same year co-founded Vimala Sangha in Mill Valley with Lew Richmond. Now an ordained priest with dharma transmission (from Lew Richmond), he remains the guiding teacher at Vimala Sangha Mill Valley. He became abiding abbot of Zen Center's City Center in March 2014.