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


2014

 
evening zazen: every thursday at 5:30 pm; 35 min zazen, 5 min kinhin, dharma discussion.
 
Jan 19, 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 13, Thursday - Feb 15, Sunday
nehan-e sesshin with Ian Forsberg
sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM
more details to follow.
 
Mar 16, Sunday
extended morning meditation

9:00AM- 11:40AM
includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.
followed by a Buddhist precept ceremony at noon for Steven Falk; everyone is welcome to join both the ceremony and the reception afterwards in the Hokoji community house.
 
Apr
tanjo-e will be held in California at Jikoji: Tanjo-e April 7-13.
 
May 18, Sunday
extended morning meditation
9:00AM- 12:30 PM
includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Jun 15, Sunday
extended morning meditation

9:00AM- 12:30 PM
includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages.

 

Jul 13, Sunday
extended morning meditation, followed by Buddhist ceremony

9:00AM- 11:40; Noon- Jukai ceremony for Lisa Bayne

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

 

Aug 10, 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 3, Wednesday - Sep 7, Sunday
denko-e sesshin

sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM
more details to follow.

 

Oct 12, 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 9, 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 11, Thursday - Dec 14, Sunday
rohatsu sesshin

sesshin begins Thursday morning at 5:40 AM
more details to follow.

 




 






 

 


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.