Zazenkai. Day of Meditation – Sunday December 8th

Sunday December 8th - 10 am to 3 pm In Zen practice, extended periods of immersion in meditation are seen as essential along the path.  Zazenkai means “coming together for meditation.”  This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support...

This Saturday, November 23rd – Samu Practice

Now that our Zendo has been painted and repaired, it is time for it to be cleaned. In the spirit of on-going practice, we have scheduled a Samu Day this Saturday.  Samu (作務 ) in Japanese refers to physical work that is done with mindfulness as a simple, practical and...

Lay Monk Precepts (Tokudo) Ceremony

On November 3rd, Karen Kyokai Lasker and Dominick Koshin Tascher have formalized their commitments to the Sangha and the Bodhisattva Path by receiving Lay Monk Vows from Sensei Al Fusho Rapaport. Almost thirty Sangha members and friends were present for their...

Zen Flute (Shakuhachi) & Mindfulness – 10/19

Tea Roman is a custodian of the Shakuhachi (Zen Flute). The Shakuhachi has direct connection to the Zen lineage, at one point in history enjoying a dedicated school of Zen practice. Tea offers a Zazen Session with Suizen (blowing meditation) - in laymen speech it is a...

Facing the Mirror of Awareness – Workshop – 11/2

Facing the Mirror of Awareness Saturday, November 2nd, 10 am to 5 pm Mirror-like Awareness is one of the Five Wisdoms said to manifest when the mind is purified of obstructions. In this workshop, we will explore the origins of suffering and anxiety, and how we create...

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