Schedule of a dai-sesshin

DAI-SESSHIN
In silence

    4.25 wake up
    4.50 stretching
    5.10 tea chanting kinhin outside
    6.15 zazen kinhin
6.50 - 7.45
sanzen
  6.50 - 7.45 zazen kinhin zazen
  8.00 morning meal
    8.45 daily cleaning
    9.30 coffee/tea
  10.00 zazen kinhin zazen kinhin
  11.15 teisho or 'questions and answers'
    individual kinhin
  12.25 zazen
  12.45 noon meal
    rest/walking meditation
     
14.45 tea maitri sutra 'om mani padme hum'
  zazen kinhin zazen
16.00 individual kinhin
16.30 - 17.25
sanzen
16.30 - 17.30 zazen slow kinhin zazen
17.45 evening meal
     
19.15 gyodo zazen kinhin zazen kinhin
20.40 - 21.30
sanzen
20.40 zazen slow kinhin zazen
21.35 tea 'om namu buddhaya'
22.00 lights out

Sanzen is the individual meeting with the roshi for koan practice only. The sanzen procedure is formal and includes ringing the kansho bell and bowing.

Teisho is the lecture of the roshi on the traditional texts or koan from for example the Rinzai-roku and the Mumon-kan. Teisho is open to the public.