Everyday Zen Bay Area

Fall 2019
Sesshin Application Form

Monday Oct. 28 – Sunday, Nov 3, 2019

Approved Latecomers Only

Registration is now closed: We are at capacity. Please use this form only if you have received approval from Andrea.

Again, this fall, we have a chance to sit together for six days, waking with the bell and following the call of the han.

The annual Every Day Zen Sesshin will be held at the Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael. It will start at 5:00 pm Monday, October 28th and end at noon Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

Zoketsu Norman Fischer will lead the Sesshin. Shin Zan So Do (Faith Mountain, Ancestors Way) Steve Gross is Shuso.

Sesshin takes place during the EDZ Fall Practice Period, which begins with the Shuso Entering Ceremony at the All Day Sit on September 15. You do not need to be participating in the Practice Period to join us at sesshin.

We invite you to sign up now for the annual EDZ Sesshin at the Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael. A completed application and deposit of $150 will hold your place.

To apply, complete and submit the application below and then mail a check for your deposit to:

Andrea Jacoby
431 Belvedere St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Make your check payable to Everyday Zen.

If you have questions about sesshin, please email Andrea at andreajacoby@comcast.net. If you have trouble with the form, contact Laura Trippi at practiceperiod@everydayzen.org.

Personal Info
Contact Info
Address *
Phone *
Emergency Contacts
Please provide two emergency contacts with telephone numbers. One should be a family member.
Name (contact 1) *
Name (contact 1)
Phone (contact 1) *
Phone (contact 1)
Name (contact 2) *
Name (contact 2)
Phone (contact 2) *
Phone (contact 2)
More About You
I am a student of Norman's / practice regularly with EDZ: *
Room Preferences & Oriyoki Sets
I would like a: *
Note that single rooms are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
I snore loudly / have a sleep disorder: *
I need to purchase an oryoki set: *
If you have an oryoki set of bowls and cloths, please bring it. If you don’t have an oryoki set and need to purchase one, you may do so here. The cost of an oryoki set is $53. Oryoki instruction will be provided at the start of sesshin.
Information for the Work Leader
We cannot guarantee that your work assignment will correspond with your preferences, but we will try to accommodate requests.
Name (yours, once more) *
Name (yours, once more)
I would like to volunteer for: *
Select all that apply. The Doan Ryo strike the bells and lead the chants during service. The Chiden care for the altars, including flowers. Other work assignments vary according to the needs of our group and our hosts.
My skills are: *
Again, please check all that apply.
I am trained to administer:
All meals are vegetarian. We will offer an alternative at each meal to meet most dietary restrictions. If you have specific personal food needs/ restrictions, please plan to bring items to meet your needs. To facilitate oryoki service we will be asking people with food allergies/restrictions to sit together in the dining room. If you have any questions or comments, please leave a note for the kitchen liaison on the message board.
Submit Your Application
Click the button below to submit your application, which will be sent directly to the registrar. Then mail your deposit check to the address above. NOTE: After you click submit, you should see a "Thank You" message on this page. It replaces this form. You will *not* receive a confirmation email. If you don't see the "Thank You" message and instead still see the application form, you may have left a required field unanswered. Please scroll up and find the empty field (marked in red), enter your response, and then click submit.