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events & schedules

Hokoji  Phoenix Light Temple
a place to practice zazen

 

Hokoji hosts several structured annual and monthly meditation retreats and ceremonies as well less formal events—from week-long sesshins to afternoon demonstrations and evening talks. Join us for discussion, sitting and walking meditation, spiritual counseling, dharma talks, book discussions, tea ceremonies and more.

Hokoji is open every day.

Contact  Resident Teacher Ian Forsberg for more information:
hokojitaos@gmail.com
or through our Contact page


2018


Evening Zazen: every Thursday at 5:30 pm; 30 min zazen, 10 min kinhin, dharma discussion.

Jan 21, Sunday
Extended morning meditation

9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, and dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.
 
Feb 14, Wednesday - Feb 12, Sunday
Nehan-e sesshin
Sesshin begins Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to stay at Hokoji please email via this website and we will set up a place for you to stay. You are welcome to participate in all or part of the meditation retreat as your schedule allows.
 
Mar 18, Sunday
Extended morning meditation.
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators. You can join the schedule at any time.

Apr 29, Sunday
Extended morning meditation
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators. You can join the schedule at any time.  Meditation followed by a potluck lunch and a Hokoji spring cleanup from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

May 23, Wednesday- May 27, Sunday
Tanjo-e sesshin
Sesshin begins Wednesday afternoon about 5:00 pm for orientation, a light potluck supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm. If you would like to stay at Hokoji please email via this website and we will set up a place for you to stay.

Jun 24, Sunday
Extended morning meditation.

9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators. You can join the schedule at any time.

 

Jul 29, Sunday
Extended morning meditation.
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.

Aug 26, Sunday
Extended morning meditation.

9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation,  dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.


Sep 19, Wednesday- Sep 23, Sunday
Denko-e sesshin

Sesshin begins Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to stay at Hokoji please email via this website and we will set up a place for you to stay. You are welcome to participate in all or part of the meditation retreat as your schedule allows.

Oct 21, Sunday
Extended morning meditation
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.

 

Nov 18, Sunday
Extended morning meditation

9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation,  dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.


Dec 12, Thursday - Dec 16, Sunday
Rohatsu sesshin

Sesshin begins Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to stay at Hokoji please email via this website and we will set up a place for you to stay. You are welcome to participate in all or part of the meditation retreat as your schedule allows.




 






 

 


Hokoji was founded and survives on generosity. Through the spiritual, material, and monetary contributions — of those too many to mention here — the temple community quietly grows and nourishes. Your dana (donations) and volunteering are welcome.






  

Evening zazen: every Thursday at 5:30 pm.   •    Hokoji is open every day.  •   Please join us in respect for stillness and sanctuary.    https://www.facebook.com/hokoji.taos