Rohatsu, or Bodhi Day, is celebrated every year around the world on December 8 to commemorate the day that Siddhartha Gautama experienced enlightenment.
In Zen, we celebrate during sesshin, a retreat offering intensive practice of zazen (sitting concentration), kinhin (walking concentration), and samu (work practice).
Sesshin literally means "touch the mind." This retreat is an excellent opportunity to experience true Zen practice, whether you are a long-time practitioner or just beginning.
We will meet in the Center for Spiritual Living, housed in a beautiful and historic old brownstone in downtown Bakersfield.
Included with Your Registration
- Zen introduction for beginners
- Intensive Zen meditation
- Mondo question and answer
- Qi gong led by an experienced practitioner
- Saturday breakfast and lunch
- Post-sesshin celebration hors d'ouevres
Bakersfield, California (map provided to registrants)
Friday, December 8: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 9: 6-5 p.m.
One-day Saturday attendees are welcome (same cost)