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Chapin Mill

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Chapin Mill Buddhist Retreat Center is the 135-acre (0.55 km2) Buddhist Retreat center of the Rochester Zen Center located at 8603 Seven Springs Rd, Batavia, NY, between Buffalo, NY and Rochester, NY. Ralph Chapin, a member and friend of the Center donated the property to the Center in 1996. The retreat center held a groundbreaking in April 2000. Building began in 2003 and was mostly completed in 2007. The center has a new zendo completed in July 2007.

Sesshin are regularly held at Chapin Mill. Held are 2 & 7 day sesshin.

Typical Chapin Mill Sesshin Schedule

  • 0400: Wake up bell
  • 0415: Kinhin outside
  • 0500: Zazen Bell
  • 0515: 1st Round
  • Kinhin
  • 0600: 2nd Round (Dokusan/Daisan)
  • 0700: Breakfast
  • 0730: Work Detail
  • 0800: Free Time
  • 0950: Zazen Bell
  • 1000: 1st Round
  • Kinhin
  • 1100: 2nd Round (Dokusan/Daisan)
  • Dharma Talk
  • Kinhin
  • 1200: 3rd Round
  • 1300: Lunch
  • 1330: Work Detail
  • 1400: Break
  • 1500: Calisthenics
  • 1600: Free Time
  • 1700: Dinner
  • 1850: Zazen Bell
  • 1900: 1st Round
  • Kinhin
  • 2000: 2nd Round
  • Kinhin
  • 2100: 3rd Round (end of formal sitting) Yaza, (freetime sitting) encouraged.

Source

Wikipedia:Chapin Mill