Chozen-ji

Chozen-ji Sesshin

Sesshin is a technology for helping people go beyond their self-imposed limits. It is an extremely rigorous, 6-day training period with little sleep and long periods of meditation.

Sesshin at Chozen-ji

Sesshin is a technology for helping people go beyond their self-imposed limits. It is an extremely rigorous, 6-day training period with little sleep and long periods of meditation. Students who are already attending weekly classes at Chozen-ji or who have lived in may inquire about joining sesshin.

If you are new to Chozen-ji and interested in joining sesshin, please see our Training page to learn how to fulfill these prerequisites.

 

Sesshin Schedule

The schedule at Chozen-ji’s sesshin is very rigorous and not well suited to beginners.

Participants wake up at 4:30AM and go to bed at midnight. They meditate at least six hours a day, engage in select martial and fine arts, and do physical work on the Chozen-ji grounds.

Sesshin Costs

Sesshin participation is by donation. Meals are provided and accommodations are basic.

Participants arrange and finance their own transportation to Honolulu.

 
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