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Soji’s Virtual Genjokoan Summer Sesshin

June 18-23, 2021

Genjokoan — what does it mean? Gen means to show up or to be in the present moment. It can also be a noun for something unseen that now can be present in the moment and can be a manifestation or verb actualization of something potential into something actual. Ko of the word koan means “to be public” to be public in the context means to equalize inequality. It can also refer to the equality of all things (ko) and to the uniqueness of each and every being. Our study text for the sesshin will be Maezumi Roshi’s book, Way of Everyday Life: Zen Master Dogen’s Genjokoan. Please join us for the opportunity of sesshin to study and delve deeper into practice by being in the present moment. We will have a Jukai Ceremony on June 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm where three Soji Sangha members will be taking the precepts. See registration details below.


Full Retreat 6/18/2021-6/23/2021
Members: $200.00
Non-Members: $250.00


Partial Retreat
Members: $125.00
Non-Members: $175.00


Partial Retreat 6/21/2021-6/23/2021
Members: $125.00
Non-Members: $175.00

The retreat will begin on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm and end on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at noon. Please fill out the registration form and make your payment at Soji’s PayPal account. Please select the “Sending to a friend” option so the payment may be received without a fee. All registration forms and payments are due by June 13th.

*All fees are suggested, and if you can’t give the full recommended amount, please email Jinshin at to discuss about scholarships/assistance. Your participation is important to us. Also, please note that Shuzen Roshi generously donates his time and teachings. If you wish to contribute to Roshi, you may make a separate donation and put “Roshi Dana” in the “other reason” box.