What we're about

"In order to meet the challenges facing all of us, we will need a spirituality grounded in the human heart, rather than beliefs or ideals. One that cultivates the best in each of us, challenges us to function at the level of full self-expression, and affirms the fundamental and immeasurable value of every living being." - Seijaku Roshi We strive to live a more authentic, compassionate, and engaged life. "Through daily meditation, prayer, and contemplation, in our Zen Community, we aspire to be transformed in mind and heart by embodying the Buddhadharma (the Path of Loving-Kindness, Compassion, and Service) in ways appropriate for our times."
Anyone no matter ther religious affiliation, faith, or beliefs is welcome to join us in another expression of what we all share in common, a dream for a more loving, compassionate, and kind world.
"For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal."   John F. Kennedy, Speech at The American University, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1963

Upcoming events (4+)

ONLINE ZENDO EVENT - The Ease and Joy of Morning Meditation

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The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation Online Only)

Livestream Meditation Schedule:

(7 Days/week, at 5:30am Online)
EVERY WEEK OF THE MONTH

Zazen is the dharma gate of great ease and joy
— this is the standard that Master Dogen lays down.

Join us for a morning of meditation where we sit with ease and intimacy. We spend this time together in self-exploration and investigation. It is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. The Ease and Joy of Mornings is open to everyone.

We come together as community to sit zazen, or silent illumination, for 25-30 minutes. On some mornings, Zazen is followed by a short reading and reflection, and we close with a recitation of the Four Great Vows and the Benefit for All.

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. DONATIONS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 5:30AM MEDITATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5359623977

ONLINE ZENDO EVENT - The Ease and Joy of Morning Meditation

Link visible for attendees

The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation Online Only)

Livestream Meditation Schedule:

(7 Days/week, at 5:30am Online)
EVERY WEEK OF THE MONTH

Zazen is the dharma gate of great ease and joy
— this is the standard that Master Dogen lays down.

Join us for a morning of meditation where we sit with ease and intimacy. We spend this time together in self-exploration and investigation. It is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. The Ease and Joy of Mornings is open to everyone.

We come together as community to sit zazen, or silent illumination, for 25-30 minutes. On some mornings, Zazen is followed by a short reading and reflection, and we close with a recitation of the Four Great Vows and the Benefit for All.

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. DONATIONS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 5:30AM MEDITATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5359623977

ONLINE ZENDO EVENT - The Ease and Joy of Morning Meditation

Link visible for attendees

The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation Online Only)

Livestream Meditation Schedule:

(7 Days/week, at 5:30am Online)
EVERY WEEK OF THE MONTH

Zazen is the dharma gate of great ease and joy
— this is the standard that Master Dogen lays down.

Join us for a morning of meditation where we sit with ease and intimacy. We spend this time together in self-exploration and investigation. It is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. The Ease and Joy of Mornings is open to everyone.

We come together as community to sit zazen, or silent illumination, for 25-30 minutes. On some mornings, Zazen is followed by a short reading and reflection, and we close with a recitation of the Four Great Vows and the Benefit for All.

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. DONATIONS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 5:30AM MEDITATION
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5359623977

The Ease & Joy of Evening Contemplation

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The Ease & Joy of Evening Contemplation
Virtual Meditation, Prayer, and Evening Message Online

Livestream Meditation - Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm
EVERY WEEK of the month.

Practice and enlightenment, the masters have long said, are both solitary and social endeavors. We need each other for reflection, encouragement and inspiration. Though some may have a strong capacity for seclusion, sangha is one of the three precious gems for a very good reason. We depend on each other to wake up. "We Are More Together Than Alone"!

Guidelines for Participating (Zazen) Meditation Over Zoom:
Please join sittings a few minutes before the scheduled time, so as to be seated and settled in place before the period of zazen begins.
Please keep your microphone muted until the very end.
The group leader will ring three bells to begin zazen, and one bell to signal the end of zazen.

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. DONATIONS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.

CLICK THIS LINK TO JOIN THE 7PM MEETING:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5359623977

Past events (1,754)

ONLINE ZENDO EVENT - The Ease and Joy of Morning Meditation

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