2018 Rohatsu Householder Sesshin

Buddha’s Awakening is Your Awakening

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Thursday December 6th 6:30 PM - 8:10 PM
Friday December 7th 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday December 8th 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee:  $60.00 includes light lunch and snacks

Please register via Google sheets by Friday, Nov 30th

The purchase of food will be based on the number of attendees registered by this date.

Rohatsu means twelfth month, eighth day, the date of Shakyamuni’s awakening, when he saw the morning star. Come join us as we explore the story of his journey of awakening and realize that what we can discover is not different from his discovery.

This year’s Rohatsu Sesshin also marks the closing of Ango, which has focused on the Heart Sutra.  In the spirit of Rohatsu, we hope that all participants have begun to experience life through the eyes of interbeing as did Buddha and Avalokitesvara .  

We’ll offer plenty of meditation, time for reflection, dharma talks, opportunities for private interviews and a closing ceremony.  Participants are required to commit to all three days.


  1. First, register by using the Google Sheet.  Cut and paste the following link directly into your browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vapXm7YCB-7BnPotmhGAAkMBjPb6Ix7qumBwYD6iDzg/edit?usp=sharing

  2. Please indicate on the sheet any food allergies or dietary special needs.

If the link does not allow you to edit the Sheet, contact Ron Manning for an invitation to the Sheet (973) 997-0101 or Click here to email Ron

Please register via Google sheets by Friday, Nov 30th

Please respect the deadline as the amount of food purchased will be based on the number of attendees registered by this date.


Secondly, the suggested fee for the three-day Householder Sesshin is $60. Click HERE to pay $60 via PayPal. If you prefer to pay by check, make your check payable to Empty Bowl Zendo and bring it to the zendo or mail to PO Box 640, Morristown, NJ 07963-0640.

December 8 Zazenkai

The December 8 Zazenkai will be the last day of the Householder Sesshin.  You are invited to attend the zazenkai whether or not you are participating in the Householder Sesshin.  The zazenkai includes both sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, mindfulness practices and the opportunity for private interviews with a teacher.  

NOTE: If you plan to attend on Saturday only, the cost is $10. Click HERE to pay $10 for Saturday only.