Weekly Monday Program 2018

Marin Zen Meditation is taking the entire month of August off and will resume our weekly schedule starting Sept, 10th.


  • 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


22  Book read/discuss

29  Retreat Night


1 Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck  Dinner and Board Election, 6p-8p, at the home of Christine Palmer 

5 Book read/discuss 

12  Book read/discuss

19 Book read/discuss 

26 Retreat Night


6 Winter Solstice Gathering 6-8p

at the home of Chris and Sharon Jones

10 Book read/discuss 

17  Retreat Night

24 Closed

31 Closed





Book Read and Discuss Fall 2018 

For the remainder of fall 2018, we will be reading and discussing a book by Lin Jensen.  This book is available on Amazon, eBay and through Barnes and Noble, all online services.  Please be prepared to bring you book on Mondays, except for ‘Retreat Nights’, Oct 29, Nov 26 and Dec. 17th.  If you have questions please contact Christine at palmerchristine5@gmail.com.

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 2018

  • 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


Sesshin Descirption

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Sesshin Schedule

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