Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group is a nomadic Zen Center in New York City founded by Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco, a Buddhist monk and certified Zen teacher.

Our purpose is to help people better understand their true nature so that sanity, dignity, and compassion can prevail in this world.

Each class begins with simple meditation instruction and practice that anyone can do--even those who have tried before and feel that they’ve failed. After the practice period Lawrence gives a dharma talk that illustrates how Buddhist principles and techniques can be meaningful and helpful in your everyday life. Most classes normally include an experiential exercise, group discussion, and an open question and answer period. We are open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. All events are designed to be accessible to everyone who joins us.

Open Sky is part of the Five Mountain Zen Order which represents the Korean Soen lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn and the Vietnamese lineage of Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An. We are dedicated to offering Zen teachings and meditation practice in a way that is accessible and useful in your everyday life.  

We offer meditation instruction and practice, dharma talks, group discussions, interactive exercises, LGBT groups, and other events several times a month at various locations.

Picture Zen is a method through which we can connect with our true nature through consistent practice. It helps us see our lives clearly so we can respond appropriately to whatever arises with clarity, love, and compassion. In Zen there is no dogma or anything to believe in other than our true selves which are inherently perfect and complete.”

-Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco

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  • December 4, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Queer Sangha at the LGBT Center

    4 Buddhists

    Join us for meditation instruction and practice, followed by a dharma talk and open discussion period. This meeting is open to anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay,... Learn more
  • October 2, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Queer Sangha at the LGBT Center

    4 Buddhists

    Join us for meditation instruction and practice, followed by a dharma talk and open discussion period. This meeting is open to anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay,... Learn more
  • July 3, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Queer Sangha at the LGBT Center

    4 Buddhists

    Join us for meditation instruction and practice, followed by a dharma talk and open discussion period. This meeting is open to anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay,... Learn more
  • June 27, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    A Taste of Zen - Mini Weekend Retreat

    1 Member

    Whether you’re new to Zen Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this two-day mini-retreat will give you a fresh look at a traditional spiritual practice. Most 21stCentury... Learn more
  • June 1, 2014 · 3:00 PM

    Zen Meditation at Savasana Station

    1 Member

    Our first gathering a Savasana Station on May 4 was wonderful. I was really happy to see so many familiar faces as well as some new ones. Please join me this coming... Learn more
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  • Lawrence founded Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies

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Founded Feb 5, 2008

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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