Friday, July 26, 2013

Dai Segaki Zazen-Kai


On Sunday, August 18th, 2013, the Rinzai Zen Sangha will host an all-day  DAI SEGAKI ZAZEN‐KAI at the Kips Bay Community Center in New York City. Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi will be our honored guest to lead this special Sangha event.

Dai Segaki is a traditional ceremony when we commemorate our ancestors, all beings, known and unknown, who have gone before us. More importantly, we acknowledge that We are the “hungry ghosts” with greed, anger, folly, jealousy, insecurity, fear, etc. With these emotional and psychological elements, we are so thirsty waiting to receive a drop of Dharma Nectar as if we face a barren desert.

Please prepare a list of the names of deceased ones, as well those who are alive yet in trouble.
Have it ready as you enter the center for registration.

The Dai Segaki Zazen‐Kai Schedule:

09:00 ‐ 09:30 am              Doors Open ( Registration and Changing into Robes)
09:30 ‐ 12:00                     Zazen
12:00 ‐ 01:30 pm              Lunch Break ( Individual Vegetarian Meals Served )
01:30 ‐ 02:15                     Zazen
02:30 ‐ 03:30                     Dharma Talk by Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi
03:30 ‐ 05:00                     Dai Segaki Ceremony
05:00 ‐ 06:00                     Informal Sarei and Departure

The suggested contribution for this ALL DAY ZAZEN‐KAI including lunch will be $40 per person which will be collected at the door. Seating will be very limited so please confirm your RSVP as soon as possible.

All RSVPS must be sent to me by email:

You will be confirmed by return email and given further instructions and directions when you are included on our list of attendees. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests. Thank you.

I look forward to seeing you soon.