Local students who are ready to establish, maintain or deepen a regular meditation practice, may choose from the following three Dharma Field offerings or arrange to meet with Steve Hagen to set up a personalized schedule.
85 Days Committed Practice
There is no charge for members of Dharma Field.
Nonmembers please pay $90.
Feb 21–May 15
Signup deadline: Wed, Feb 17
- Talk to Steve Hagen to set up a regular meditation schedule.
- Attend all 7:15 a.m. Sunday Practice Period meetings
- Participate in the entire Sunday schedule, plus five zazen periods at Dharma Field
- Attend a weekly class or study group
- Commit to a work practice task or hold a practice position
- Attend the April sesshin
Text for Sunday discussions*
You Have to Say Something by Dainin Katagiri
*It is recommended that participants are prepared for the first meeting, therefore please purchase or request to borrow the text prior the first meeting. Books are often available in our Sunday bookstore. A limited number are available for borrowing. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you’d like to reserve these (first-come, first-served).
100 Days Zen Training
Virtually no charge for full** Zen training if accepted.
(nominal sesshin fees, appropriate curriculum classes are free)
Labor Day sesshin–Rohatsu sesshin
February sesshin–May sesshin
**Attend all offerings at Dharma Field as arranged by the head teacher (classes, work meditation, and sitting meditation).
Continuous Practice Commitments
If you would like to develop a deep and steady practice of meditation, please consider committing to one or several sitting periods a week at Dharma Field. Unlike the practice periods, this program is continuous throughout the year with a minimum commitment of one sitting. To learn more, or to register your commitment, please fill out the Continuous Practice form available here, or on the coatroom bulletin board and give it to Steve Hagen in person, either in dokusan or informally.