White Plains Zen, a sitting group started in February 2002, meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm.
Our Practice is Zazen: seated meditation involves working with the body, breath, and mind:
entering into deep silence and stillness, opening to a fresh awareness.
It opens the eye to wisdom and the heart to compassion.
Our practice emphasizes the practice of zazen, recognizing it as a way for people to deepen their
insight of their true self... To Awaken!
We are an interfaith group without any affiliations and are not bound by any religion, gender or path.
Not a path of faith, nor opposed to any faith: Just breathing and being aware of being aware.
Everyone from all walks of life and from all religious or non-religious backgrounds are welcome to sit with us.
White Plains Zen is affiliated with Morning Star Zendo in Jersey City NJ.
All are part of the White Plum Asanga, in the lineage of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi.
Our guiding teacher:
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J. Roshi.
WHITE PLAINS ZEN
What is the practice of Zen meditation?
Zazen is the practice of stilling the mind through wholehearted attentiveness to the breath.
This steady attentiveness, coupled with the stillness of the body, frees the mind from its ordinary activities
of thinking, daydreaming, or speculating on the nature of life. Zen demands discipline and effort.
The support of group sitting is a strong encouragement to practice.
What are the benefits of practicing Zen?
When practiced attentively, Zen offers an ever-deepening insight into the oneness of life.
* Reveals to us our own human potential and calls us to use this potential in the service of others.
* Brings us to the present moment, which frees us & allows to meet the ever-changing circumstances of daily life.
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