Maui Zendo’s 2014 5-Day Sesshin with Michael Kieran will be held from Friday, October 31st to Wednesday, November 5th at the Rinzai Zen Mission, Baldwin Beach, Paia.
The cost of the Sesshin for full time participants is $325. If you plan to attend part time, the fee is $25 per block. (For Maui Zendo Sangha members who made a pledge of $550.00 for 2014, the pledge amount includes the Sesshin fee.)
Participants from off-island can take $50.00 off the Sesshin fee to help cover the cost of airfare to Maui.
Check in will be between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Friday, October 31st. Please bring a brown bag supper for your meal that evening. We will eat together at 5:00 pm, followed by a work meeting at 5:45 p.m. Orientation and Sesshin cautions will then follow at 7:00 p.m. Attendance at the orientation meeting is mandatory for all participants, even for part-timers in order to be familiar with all the workings of the Sesshin. The Sesshin closing ceremony will be held around noon on Wednesday. We will then have tea, eat lunch, clean the temple and pack up. Plan on leaving the property no later then 4:30 PM. Please make your off-island reservation departures no earlier than 4:30 p.m.
You need to supply your own bedding to sleep in the temple or on the temple grounds. If you do not want to sleep in the temple or in a shaded outdoor area under the temple you can opt to camp in your tent near the temple. You must also bring your own towel and items for personal hygiene.
We look forward to your participation and ask that you sign up no later than October 11 to help the planners with their jobs, as there will be much to do. We ask for your kokua.
If you have any questions, please contact Ken Findeisen, Sesshin Coordinator.