Chozen-ji

Training at Chozen-ji

For individuals from Hawaiʻi and beyond, we offer four ways to train at Chozen-ji: Weekly classes, short term live-ins, long term live-ins and sesshin.

2019 SCHEDULE

Zen Training at Chozen-ji

For individuals from Hawaiʻi and beyond, we offer four ways to train at Chozen-ji. However, as a place for serious Zen training, we discourage tourists and recreational visitors.

 

Weekly Classes

Individuals living on Oahu may join weekly classes, listed below, by first requesting beginning zazen instruction.

Short term live-in

We offer several 1 to 6-week live-in periods a year. Click here to read about upcoming short term live-in periods at Chozen-ji.

Long term live-in

Students who have already trained at Chozen-ji as a local student or short term live-in my inquire about a longterm monastic stay (2 mos+).

Sesshin

Students attending weekly classes or who have lived in may inquire about joining sesshin, our week-long intensive training.


How to join weekly classes

New local students must receive beginning zazen instruction before joining any of our weekly classes. Please complete the new student request form by clicking the “Request To Join” button above. Beginning zazen instruction is available:

  • Mondays - Fridays 5:30am - 6:15am

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Saturdays 8:00am - 8:45am


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Daily zazen (meditation) Schedule

  • Mornings: Mondays - Fridays, 5:30am - 6:15am

  • Evenings: Mondays - Fridays, 6:00pm - 6:45pm, 6:45pm - 7:30pm

  • Weekends: Saturdays 8:00am - 8:45am


Martial & Fine Arts Classes

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Hojo & Kendo

Tuesdays & Fridays, 6:45pm - 9:00pm (includes meditation 6:45pm-7:30pm)

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ARCHERY ZEN

Wednesdays, 6:45pm - 9:00pm (includes meditation 6:45pm-7:30pm)

Saturdays, 8:00am - 10:30am (includes meditation 8:00am-8:45am)

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Zen and Aloha

Wednesdays, 6:45pm - 9:00pm (includes meditation 6:45pm-7:30pm)

 

aikido

Saturdays, 8:00am - 11:00am (includes meditation 8:00am-8:45am)

Kado (Way of the Flower)

Saturdays, 8:00am - 10:30am (includes meditation 8:00am-8:45am)

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Hitsuzendo (calligraphy)

Saturdays, 8:00am-10:30am (includes meditation 8:00am-8:45am)

 

CHADO (WAY OF TEA)

Sundays 8:00am - 10:30am (includes meditation)

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tai chi

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45pm - 9:00pm (includes meditation 6:45pm-7:30pm)

ceramics

Mondays, 6:00pm-9:00pm (includes meditation 6:00pm-6:45pm)

 

Practical Zen: Physical applications for aging Gracefully

Mondays, 9:00am - 10:30am (includes meditation)