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Roshi Kapleau Memorial Sitting

Honoring Roshi Philip Kapleau

Roshi Philip Kapleau
2 MAY 2021 Zoom Registration
  • TZC/VZC via ZoomLocation
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PMTime

On Sunday, May 2, the Centre will join the Vermont Zen Center for a special, extended Memorial Sitting in honour of Roshi Kapleau, the founder of our lineage.

The Zoom sitting will start at 7:00 AM, earlier than our regular Sunday starting time. The sitting will begin with rounds of zazen, during which Roshi Henderson will offer dokusan to his students.


7:00 am Zazen, Dokusan (for Roshi's students) and Private Instruction (for non-student members)
8:30 Break
9:15 Special chanting service
10:40 Zazen resumes with dokusan
Noon Break for lunch
1:30 pm Zazen, dokusan, and private instruction
2:30 Taped teisho from Roshi Kapleau


  • We encourage you to maintain silence throughout the all-day to the extent you are able.
  • While you may attend either the morning or afternoon portion, you are encouraged to attend the full day.
  • If you are unable to attend the all-day, you may still come for the teisho portion.
  • Please review the procedures for Dokusan or Private Instruction before attending.
  • Try to plan your meals in advance. Eat in silence if possible and, if you can, recite the meal chants.
  • There is no fee for the sitting.