Zazen (sitting meditation):

REGULAR SCHEDULE: Every Wednesday beginning at 6:45 pm at It’s All About You (IAAY), yoga and more… ( located at 102 4th Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 (in the Business Center on the Square- downstairs from The Green Vine)


Special Events:

February 17-18th, 2018: Zazenkai (two day silent retreat)

**Hollow Bones Abbott Jun Po Dennis Kelly Roshi special guest on Sunday afternoon to perform a Teisho (teaching) and Jukai Ceremony (lay precepts).

The suggested donation is $25 to $75 or what you feel the experience was worth or what you can afford (contact me if you would like to attend but are not able to provide a monetary donation- Dana can be in many forms, including your presence alone). Event is limited to 15 people due to space, so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure a “seat” by sending an e-mail from the ‘Contact Me’ page or directly e-mailing


Event Details:


February 17-18th, 2018

It’s All About You Yoga and More…

102 4th Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913



General Instructions:

Zendo Etiquette

    • Maintain silence in the Zendo, public and private areas.
  • Be in your seat five minutes early before the beginning of sessions.
  • No watches, socks or personal items in Zendo. Leave the kinhin (walking meditation) line only to use the bathroom.



Saturday, February 17th

Time Activity
1:00-1:30 p.m. Check In/Orientation
1:30-2:00 p.m. Yoga
2::00-2:30 p.m. Zazen (sitting meditation)
2:30-2:40 p.m. Kinhin (walking meditation)
2:40-3:10 p.m. Zazen
3:10-3:20 p.m. Kinhin
3:20-3:50 p.m. Zazen
3:50-4:00 p.m. Qigong
4:00-4:30 p.m. Zazen
4:30-4:40 p.m. Kinhin
4:40-5:10 p.m. Zazen
5:10-6:00 p.m. Check-in/Depart



Sunday February 18th

Time   Activity
9:00-9:30 a.m. Check-in/Orientation
9:30-10:00 a.m. Morning Service
10:00-10:30 a.m. Yoga
10:30-11:00 a.m. Zazen
11:00-11:10 a.m. Kinhin
11:10-11:40 a.m. Zazen
11:40-11:50 a.m. Kinhin
11:50-12:45 a.m./p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:00-12:45 p.m. Jukai Practice (only
1:00-1:50 p.m. Jun Po Roshi- Formal Entrance/Song of Zazen/Teisho
1:50-2:00 p.m. Kinhin/Jukai set-up
2:00-2:40 p.m. Jukai Ceremony
2:40-3:30 p.m. Check-in/Celebration
3:30-4:00 p.m. Pack Zendo- “Leave no trace”



General Information and Preparation:



In Preparation for the Retreat:
Handle the details of your life so that you can be fully present at the retreat. The retreat is silent, setting the container for internal work so for your benefit distractions are minimized. Please wear loose fitting, dark [black, navy, brown] clothing without loud labels and designs.  Please do your best to observe this. The intent is to minimize visual distractions in the Zendo.  If you have a yoga mat and/or Zafu (sitting pillow), please bring with you.


Meals will be ‘on your own’. Please eat lunch before starting on Saturday and eat breakfast before starting on Sunday morning. There will be a one hour break period to eat lunch on your own on Saturday afternoon. There are many options, including a vegan restaurant, within a one block walking distance. You are encouraged to carry the meditation practice into the world as you depart for lunch and eat in essential silence alone or with others.

The exquisite paradox in Buddhism is that the more we give – and the more we give without seeking something in return – the wealthier we will become (in the broadest sense of the word). By giving, we destroy those acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to further suffering. We ask you to base the amount of your donation upon the value you have received and your ability to give.



Mondo Zen/Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen School