Weekly Monday Program 2019


6:45 | gather & set up

7:00 | meditation begins

7:35 | walking meditation

7:40 | service in the Soto Zen style

7:50 | break

7:55 | dharma offering

8:30 | end & clean up



7 Read/Discuss: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mindlead by Sangha Members 

14 Full Moon Ceremony  

21 Ryan Plumb, WSM

28 Retreat Night


4 Christine, Carol/ Chris, 3 Refuges                       

11  Closed/Veteran’s Day

18 Christine, Carol & Chris, 3 Pure Precepts

25 Retreat Night


2 Christine/Carol/Chris, Precepts  1, 2, 3

9  Christine/Carol/Chris, Precepts  4, 5, 6                              

16 Christine/Carol/Chris, Precepts  6 --- 9, & 10        

23 Campus Closed for holidays

30 Campus Closed for holidays





*Book Reading & Discussion 2019

We continue our reading & discussion of

Together Under One Roof

by Lin Jensen

Description by Amazon........."In Together Under One Roof, Lin Jensen turns his keen eye and powerful prose explicitly to the teachings of the Buddha, to traditional Zen stories, and to the practices of meditation and compassion--as well as the intricacies of everyday language and the natural world, truth and beauty, family, and the myriad ways our simplest actions affect our whole lives. His previous two works, memoirs of growing up and growing old and of the hard-won but gentle wisdom gained in his daily public meditations for peace, were both critical successes earning a special place in readers' hearts. This book takes up symphonic variations on one main theme: we are all "in it" together, we are all living under one roof--and there's always a glowing hearth right here in this, the Buddha's household."

Retreat Night Schedule

6:45 | Gather and set up the room

7:00 | 1st period of meditation

7:25 | walking meditation

7:30 | 2nd period of meditation

7:55 | Kinhin

8:00 | 3rd period of meditation

8:25 | refuges & silent cleanup

8:30 | bow out and good night


Half Day Sitting

Next Session TBA

Marin Zen Meditation holds half day sittings at Dominican University’s Edgehill Mansion.  Instruction is offered at 8am with the first period of sitting meditation at 8:30am.

All are welcome to participate for some or for all of the morning.  There will be a traditional Soto Zen service mid-morning, a tea break and opportunities for practice discussion/dokuson.

Fee: $15

Please let us know if you will attend for part or all of the morning.  Contact Christine to register or for questions. palmerchristine5@gmail.com | 415/299-1551

Sesshin Schedule

Leader: Christine Palmer

8:00a | Orientation to Meditation, optional

8:15a | Room set up and settle in        

8:30a | Robe Chant/Zazen         

9:05a | Kinhin                                 

9:10a | Service                                            

9:30a | Zazen           

10:20a | Tea, treats and break    

11:20a | Zazen, optional outdoor zazen

12:00p | Kinhin                                 

12:10p | Zazen                                               

12:40p | Refuges                               

12:25p | Cleanup and Depart       

Practice Discussion will be available