UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)
NYZ, Hatha Yoga for Students of Zen, April 26, noon-1pm. Krystal Stone offers a workshop focusing on poses that increase flexibility in the hips and knees and build strength in the core muscles, creating a foundation for stronger and more pain-free zazen. Krystal, a longtime ZSS sangha member, was awarded her yoga teacher certification in 2009 from the Integral Yoga Institute. The fee for the workshop is $20. All students should bring a yoga mat. For more information, email Krystal.
DBZ, Zen and Yoga Weekend, April 25 - 27. 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 4pm for our opening Yoga Blend Restorative class and optional meditation; depart on Sunday at 2pm, and return home renewed and refreshed.
DBZ, Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin, Saturday-Thursday, May 3 - 8. Please join us as we honor Nyogen Senzaki, a great early pioneer of Zen in America, in this sesshin led by Shinge Roshi amid the glory of spring. A disciple of Soen Shaku Roshi, Nyogen Senzaki came to the United States in 1905. He practiced alone at first, then was gradually sought out by Americans eager to learn about and practice Zen. His teachings and poems continue to inspire us decades after his passing.
NYZ, Japanese Dharma Talk, Saturday, May 10, 2-5pm. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Shinrenbo New York Shin Buddhist Sangha, will give a Dharma talk in Japanese on the teachings of Shinran Shonin. All are welcome to join. There is no admission fee, though a donation would be greatly appreciated.
NYZ, Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism, Monday, May 12, 7-9pm. Rev. Miki Nakura will offer instruction and lead a short seiza meditation session. He will then give a talk in English on the teachings of Shinran Shonin, whose influential teachings form the core of Jodoshinshu (True Pure Land) Buddhism; there will be time after for questions and discussion. All are welcome to join. There is no admission fee, though a donation would be greatly appreciated.
DBZ, Gardening Samu Weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 16 - 18. In addition to morning and evening zazen, the inaugural gardening samu weekend will include a variety of gardening tasks (as appropriate for the weather and the season) and work in the tenzo. Meals will be taken in formal style with jihatsu, so if this will be your first time visiting us, please be sure to arrive early enough to attend an orientation late Friday afternoon. All are welcome, experienced gardeners and novices alike, but do let us know in advance if you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. There is no fee for gardening samu weekends, but donations are gratefully accepted. Come deepen your connection to our beautiful mountain. Experience the miracle of working with the earth and growing food that will help nourish and sustain our Sangha throughout the year.
NYZ, Hatha Yoga for Students of Zen, May 17, noon-1pm. Krystal Stone offers a workshop focusing on poses that increase flexibility in the hips and knees and build strength in the core muscles, creating a foundation for stronger and more pain-free zazen. Krystal, a longtime ZSS sangha member, was awarded her yoga teacher certification in 2009 from the Integral Yoga Institute. The fee for the workshop is $20. All students should bring a yoga mat. For more information, email Krystal.
NYZ, ZenMoves: Zazen Off The Cushion, Monday, May 19, 7-8:30pm. This 90-minute workshop begins from the practice of zazen and leads to becoming more connected to the center of the body. This workshop includes exercises, principles, and practices that can bring inner transformation and peacefulness to standing, walking, and sitting. The fee is $25 at the door, $20 each if you bring a friend. Call (201) 417-8077 to reserve. Visit www.zenmoves.org for more information.
NYZ, Nyogen Senzaki All-Day Sit, Saturday, May 24, 8am-5pm. We come together to commemorate the life of Nyogen Senzaki, the first Rinzai Zen monk to reside in the United States. A disciple of Soen Shaku Roshi and Dharma brother to D. T. Suzuki, Nyogen Senzaki's intimate Dharma friendship with Soen Nakagawa Roshi greatly influenced the flowering of the Zen Studies Society's commitment not only to the teachings of Zen but to its practice. In addition to the usual zazen, chanting, and kinhin, New York Zendo Spiritual Director Hokuto Dan Diffin will offer Dharma interviews and a Dharma talk. Hokuto will continue to explore his basic curriculum for Zen training, "Zen Buddhism by the Numbers." This talk will take up number 6: the six paramitas. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. There will be a formal lunch served in the zendo. A suggested donation of $30 for members or $40 for nonmembers is appreciated. For more information, please email the New York Zendo office, or call (212) 861-3333.
DBZ, Samu Weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 30 - June 1.
NYZ, Gempo Roshi/Segaki All-Day Sit, Saturday, June 21, 8-5pm.
DBZ, Anniversary Sesshin, Saturday-Sunday, June 28 - July 4.
DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail email@example.com.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.
NEW YORK ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York zendo office.