Practice Periods

Practice periods are led by one of our resident teachers and usually focus on a particular teaching or aspect of practice. A practice period is the traditional Buddhist way to deepen and intensify one's practice.

Online Practice Period

Community Meeting: The Harmony of Difficult Conversations and Right Speech, CC 11/8

In accord with the practice period theme, "The Harmony of Difference and Equality," we will explore the question “How do we practice Right Speech when there is interpersonal conflict, or the conversation feels difficult or uncomfortable?”

Winter 2018 Practice Period at City Center: Online Option, 1/24 – 3/24

Deepening Practice through the Six Perfections
Led by Kanzan David Zimmerman, Kyoshin Wendy Lewis, and Jisan Tova Green
January 24 – March 24
Applications for online participation due January 30

Winter 2018 Practice Period at City Center: Commuter Option, 1/24 – 3/24

Deepening Practice through the Six Perfections
Led by Kanzan David Zimmerman, Kyoshin Wendy Lewis, and Jisan Tova Green
January 24 – March 24
Applications for commuter participation due January 22

Winter 2018 Practice Period at City Center: Residential Option, 1/24 – 3/24

Deepening Practice through the Six Perfections
Led by Kanzan David Zimmerman, Kyoshin Wendy Lewis, and Jisan Tova Green
January 24 – March 24
Applications for residential participation due January 2

Fall 2017 Practice Period at City Center – Residential, Commuter, and Online Options, 10/2 – 12/9

The Harmony of Difference and Equality
Led by City Center Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Participants can engage in a practice period in one of three ways: as a resident, as a commuter, and online.