Practice Period, Continuous Practice and Dokusan
Students who are ready to establish, maintain or deepen a regular meditation practice, may participate.
85 Days Committed Practice
Offered both live and online (via Zoom)
Fall practice period at Dharma Field will begin on Sunday, September 12 and end on Sunday, December 5.
Sign up deadline: September 8
Practice periods allow students, for a designated period of time, to take up Buddhist practice more intensively than they usually might. Because it is done with other Zen students, it can also foster a sense of community important to practicing Buddhism. Whether you are a beginning student or one with more experience, practice period can deepen one’s practice.
There is no charge for members of Dharma Field.
Nonmembers please pay $90.
For residents of the Twin Cities metro area (unless otherwise arranged with the head teacher)
Text for Sunday meeting discussions*
CONTINUOUS PRACTICE COMMITMENT:
If you would like to develop a deep and steady practice of meditation, please consider committing to one or several sitting periods a week. This is available for both local and non-local participants.
Unlike the practice periods, this program is continuous throughout the year with a minimum commitment of one sitting. To learn more, or to register your commitment, please fill out the Continuous Practice form available here, or on the coatroom bulletin board and give it to Steve Matuszak in person, either in dokusan or informally.
Dokusan is private meeting with a Dharma Field teacher. Dokusan is for clarifying questions you may have about the teaching or meditation practice. Meetings will be held via Zoom, phone, or at Dharma Field.
Dokusan at Dharma Field:
Dokusan is available at Dharma Field on Sunday mornings. Simply sign your name on the sheet at the far end of the library room.
Online dokusan reservations can be made beginning on the Monday of the current week. Reservations beyond the current week can not be made, thus you must wait until the Monday of the "week-of" for dates lower on the calendar.
To reserve a spot and receive a Zoom link (or phone contact), check the schedule below and ensure that the current week does not show "not available". If it is open, contact the Dharma Field office to schedule a day and time during the current week.
Online dokusan schedule:
Week beginning Sep 20
Week beginning Sep 27
Week beginning Oct 4
Week beginning Oct 11
Week beginning Oct 18
Week beginning Oct 25
Week beginning Nov 1
Week beginning Nov 8
Week beginning Nov 15
Week beginning Nov 22
Week beginning Nov 29