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; 30 min zazen, 10 min kinhin, 30 min zazen, 10 min kinhin, dharma discussion.


Dec 16, Thursday - Dec 20, Sunday
Rohatsu sesshin

Sesshin begins Wednesday afternoon about 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.
 
2016

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

Jan 24, Sunday
Extended morning meditation

5:40AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, oryoki breakfast, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.
 
Feb 17, Wednesday - Feb 21, Sunday
Nehan-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.
 
Mar 20, Sunday
Extended morning meditation.
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, oryoki breakfast, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.

Apr 17, Sunday
Extended morning meditation
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Includes sitting and walking meditation, oryoki breakfast, dharma discussion; for both beginning and experienced meditators, all ages. You can join the schedule at any time.

May 18, Thursday- May 22, 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 19, 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.

 

Jul 17, 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 14, 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 14, Thursday- Sep 18, 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 16, 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 13, 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 14, Thursday - Dec 18, 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.