Monthly & Weekly Practice

Ongoing Monthly & Weekly Practice Opportunities

Our  ongoing weekly  and monthly programs are suitable for those at any level of practice, with   opportunities to delve as deeply as you are able. Great Tree is closed to the public on Mondays and Fridays (hosan).  Some of our ongoing programs may be pre-empted by sesshins or special retreats.  Call us at 828-645-2085 or see our updates page for changes in schedule.


HOSAN Temple closed to the publicEarly Morning Zazen 6am-7:30am followed by morning service.Early Morning Zazan 6:00am-7:30am followed by morning service.Hosan Temple Closed to the publicEarly Morning Zazen 6:00am-7:10pm (30 minute sessions), followed by morning serviceZen. What Is It? (Monthly every 3rd Sunday only) 10:30am Meditation 11 am Dharma lecture
Tuesday Study Group (During Practice Periods only) 3:30pm - 5:30pm Meditation, readings and group discussion.Thursday Morning Sangha 8:15-9:15 Breakfast 9:30 Chosan - tea and reading from the Shobogenzo 10:00-12pm Work practiceSangha Saturday 9:30am Meditation 10 am Dharma Discussion 11:30 am Work Practice 12:30pm Lunch 1:30 pm Work Practice 4:00pm EndFamily Meditation & Potluck (Monthly the last Sunday only) 10:30am-12pm Meditation, storytelling and community gathering for parents and their children of all ages.
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville, 5 Ravenscroft in Asheville (Downtown) 7:00pm-8:30pm Meditation and Dharma lecture by Rev. Munnich and members of the sangha.Wednesday Night Potluck Gathering 5:30pm-7:00pm (Please RSVP by calling 828-645-2085)Thursday Evening Zazen 6:00pm-7:30 pmAttending the Moon Women's Practice Circle (Monthly every 3rd Saturday only) 4:00pm to 5:30pm Meditation and group discussion for women only.

Early Morning Zazen – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays  6am – 7:30 am. Zazen, kinhin, and morning service.

Evening Zazen – Thursdays 6pm  –  7:30 pm. Zazen, kinhin.

Tuesday Study Group3:30pm-5:30 pm Tuesdays during the spring and fall practice periods. Rev. Munnich leads sessins in the study texts of Dogen Zenji, founder of the Soto Zen School. The sessions begin with meditation followed by readings, writing and discussion.  Tea. You may attend at any time and participate in as many sessions as you like.  Spring 2017 resumes April 11, through May 30.  Fall October 3-December 12.  

Thursday Morning Sangha  Zazen from 6 – 7:30 am  followed by – Breakfast 8:15 –  Work Practice 9:30 – 11:30 am  – Come for all or part of our early morning program. After zazen the morning continues with formal breakfast (oryoki), morning tea (chosan) and community work (samu).

Daily Schedule – most days, may vary with special events, programs, ceremonies.

Saturday Sangha  – Zazen 6 am-7:30am; Breakfast 8:15; 9:30-11;30 am Zazen and Dharma discussion;  11:30- 3:30pm work practice  with lunch served at 12:30 pm.  You may come for any part of the day. Please RSVP if you would like to join us for lunch. Not scheduled  during sesshins or retreats.  The Saturday program may be preempted by sesshin or other weekend retreats.  See our calendar page or call.

Sangha Sundays –   3rd Sunday of each month unless specified.   10:30-12:00pm  Zazen and Dharma discussion.  Sunday Sangha Yoga has been placed on hold due to scheduling difficulties until further notice.   See our upcoming Yoga Workshops.  

Family Meditation –   the last Sunday of each month except in August, September and December.

For more information about lectures and events led by Rev. Teijo Munnich, see the websites below.

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