UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)
DBZ Garden volunteers are welcome. Please call ahead to let us know your plans.
DBZ, Samu Weekend, April 24-26. This weekend of zazen and work practice will include cooking, cleaning, and tending the grounds (weather permitting), as well as special projects to help maintain the monastery. Mindful work is emphasized. All are welcome, but please let us know in advance if you will attend so that we can plan accordingly. If this will be your first visit to DBZ, please arrive on Friday afternoon before 6:00 p.m. to attend an orientation. There is no fee for participation in samu weekends, but donations are gratefully accepted.
NYZ, Shojin Ryori Workshop, April 25-26, 10am-1pm. Shojin ryori is an ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking that uses only simple, seasonal vegetarian ingredients. The experience of making and eating shojin ryori connects you to the heart, spirit, and traditions of Japan. In this workshop you will learn to prepare a complete shojin ryori meal with Ms. Masami Asao, one of Japan's leading instructors and resident of Jokokuji, a 350-year-old temple in Tokyo. $75 per session ($125 for both). Students taking both classes can expect some variation to the menu on the second day. Space is limited, so please register early! For more information or to reserve your space, please call or email the zendo.
NYZ, Book Club/Sangha Night, April 29, 7-9am. Please join us for this first meeting of the new NYZ Book Club! Following one sit, we will gather in the Dharma Hall to discuss pages 55-98 of Eknath Easwaran's translation of and commentaries on the Dhammapada over tea and refreshments. Members and nonmembers, old-timers and newcomers, all are welcome! To purchase this book, click here.
NYZ, Dharma Studies Intro To Zen Series, May 3, 10, 17, 31
DBZ, Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin, May 5-10
DBZ, Yoga and Zen Weekend, May 15-17. Regain your own natural rhythm and reconnect with yourself and with nature at this inspiring yoga/meditation retreat. Immerse yourself in two daily yoga sessions, pranayama, and Zen meditation. Refresh your spirit by taking a leisurely walk around the lake, or hike through 1,400 acres of unspoiled forest. No previous experience with yoga or Zen practice is required; all are welcome and warmly invited. An introduction to Zen meditation will be offered for those who wish to attend. Please arrive on Friday by 4:00 p.m. for our opening Yoga Blend Restorative class and optional meditation; depart on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., and return home renewed and refreshed.
NYZ, Nyogen Senzaki All-Day Sit, May 16
DBZ, Intro to Zen Weekend, May 22-24
DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.
NEW YORK ZENDO EVENTS:
Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Tai Chi class and zazen (please note that interested participants should contact Riki Kixmiller to confirm attendance several days in advance)
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Intro to Zen class and zazen
Tuesday - Friday mornings from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.: zazen
To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York Zendo office.