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


2015

 
Evening Zazen: every Thursday at 5:30 pm; 35 min zazen, 5 min kinhin, dharma discussion.
 
Jan 11, Sunday
Extended morning meditation

9:00AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.
 
Feb 5, Thursday - Feb 8, Sunday
Nehan-e sesshin
Sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM. If you are staying at Hokoji please plan to arrive Wednesday afternoon about 5:00 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.
 
Mar 7, Saturday
Extended morning meditation, followed by a potluck lunch, and spring cleaning.

9:00AM- 2:30PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

Apr 19, Sunday
Extended morning meditation
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.
 
May 3, Sunday
Extended morning meditation, followed by potluck lunch and sesshin preparation.
9:00AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

May 21, Thursday- May 24, Sunday
Tanjo-e sesshin
Sesshin begins Wednesday afternoon about 5:00 pm for orientation, a light potluck supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm. The schedule resumes Thursday morning at 5:40 AM. Please send an e-mail request through this website for a full schedule.

 

Jun 7, Sunday
Extended morning meditation, followed by potluck lunch and sumi-e class: basic strokes.

9:00AM- 2:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Jul 5, Sunday
Extended morning meditation, followed by potluck lunch and sumi-e class: bamboo.
9:00AM- 2:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

Jul 19, Sunday
Recharge mini-retreat for  Body, Mind and Spirit
This has been cancelled due to new and exciting commitments for Diane Chase. Perhaps another time.


Aug 2, Sunday
Extended morning meditation, followed by Ordination ceremony for Tizia O'Conner.
Sumi-e class to follow the lunch.
9:00AM- 12:30 PM

Sitting and walking meditation from 9:00AM to Noon; precept ceremony for Tizia; followed by a potluck lunch reception. All are welcome.


Aug 16, Sunday
Recharge mini-retreat for  Body, Mind and Spirit
9:00AM- 4:00PM
This has been cancelled due to new and exciting commitments for Diane Chase. Perhaps another time.


Aug 30, Sunday

Extended morning meditation
9:00AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Sep 24, Thursday- Sep 27, Sunday
Denko-e sesshin

Sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM. If you are staying at Hokoji please plan to arrive Wednesday afternoon about 5:00 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.

Oct 25, Sunday
Extended morning meditation
9:00AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Nov 22, Sunday
Extended morning meditation

9:00AM- 12:30 PM

Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Dec 16, Thursday - Dec 20, Sunday
Rohatsu sesshin

Sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM; if you are staying at Hokoji please plan to arrive Wednesday afternoon about 5:00 pm for orientation, a light supper, and zazen at 7:00 pm.

 




 






 

 


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.