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Your practical guide to Zen Buddhism, Zen meditation (zazen) and Buddhist Spirituality. Defining Zen (禅) is like trying to describe the taste of honey to someone who has never tasted it before. You can try to explain the texture and scent of honey, or you can try to compare and correlate it with similar foods. However, honey is honey! As long as you have not tasted it, you are in the illusion...
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Brighten your day with inspirational quotes from Zen, Buddhist, and Taoist classics. Enter the meditation hall, or send a Zen Card to a friend. The fourth awakening is diligent effort. It is to engage ceaselessly in wholesome practices. That is why it is called “diligent effort.” It is refinement without mixing in other activities. You keep going forward without turning back.
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Houston Zen Center is a place in Houston to practice meditation in the Zen tradition. The Abbot, Konjin Gaelyn Godwin, Senior Teachers and members of the Center offer classes and retreats throughout the year for beginners and advanced meditators, on Zen, mindfulness, gardening, Tai Chi and other...
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Upcoming Events Thanksgiving Day Zazen: November 28th at 8:00 a.m., followed by morning service. Rohatsu Sesshin, December 2nd- December 7th The sesshin will end with a zazenkai on Saturday; you will need to register in advance, and we encourage full-day participation. You may sign up online or...
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A meditation chair from Zen By Design will create a comfortable, healthy, nurturing support system for your body that will elevate your meditation practice. Meditation Chairs from Zen By Design will greatly enhance your meditation practice by creating a comfortable, healthy and nurturing support...
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The Zen Center of Denver offers meditation instruction, daily meditation and retreats with authentic Zen teachers and a community of seasoned meditation practitioners. The Zen Center of Denver is happy to be offering interfaith meditation every Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to about 1:00 p.m. at the People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora. One of our senior members or teachers will...
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With our annual ceremony of Receiving the Precepts (Jukai) coming up, here Roshi applies those precepts to the growing threat of climate change and how we might reduce the harm we are inevitably causing to the environment. Email: receptionist@rzc.org Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Our offices are closed on Sundays and Mondays. November 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Swampland...
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We are excited to announce that our guiding teacher, Zen Master Jok Um (Ken Kessel) will be giving a public Dharma Talk and answering questions on November 1st, 2019 at 7pm at OZC. Zen Master Jok Um (Ken Kessel) received transmission in April 2017. He began studying with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1975. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist, working with children and...
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San Francisco Zen Center offers daily meditation schedules, classes, workshops and retreats, dharma talks and guest speaker events, and a wide array of dharma teachings. Explore hundreds of dharma talks by San Francisco Zen Center teachers, practice leaders, and speakers from the wider community. Find classes, retreats, practice periods, and many more offerings in the San Francisco Zen Center...
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The DEN Meditation offers guided mindfulness meditation classes in Los Angeles and other meditation practices. Learn to meditate and improve your life. The DEN is your neighborhood meditation studio nestled into Los Angeles, a peaceful oasis in one of the world’s busiest cities. From mindfulness meditation, to sound baths, to workshops, we offer guided meditation classes for every lifestyle,...
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Great Patience Zen Stitchery offers traditional and western-style meditation clothing (robes, kimonos, sitting outfits) and meditation cushions as well as monk’s bags and shukins . These are authentically sewn according to traditional Japanese sewing methods. Western-style adaptations (western-style kimono) are available with some of the clothing. Unless specified, all garments are made of 100%...
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Cambridge Zen Center welcomes you to the practice of Zen Buddhism, an ancient tradition that can help you discover your inherent resources of wisdom, love, and compassion. We offer morning and evening Zen practice almost every day of the year, at no charge, and the opportunity to experience joyful community life. We have a free Introduction to Zen class on Thursday evenings from 6.45 – 7:30 PM...
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Empowering you to live a Zen-inspired life of openness, empathy and clarity in the face of change and uncertainty. A time for meditation, community, fellowship and learning. Listen to an engaging dharma talk on some aspect of mindfulness and Zen. Everyone is welcome! A non-residential retreat held in deep silence that includes intensive meditation, dharma talks and 3 home-cooked Zen meals each...
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New York Zendo Shobo-ji opened its doors on September 15, 1968. It was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the West. An oasis of deep stillness in the heart of Manhattan, New York Zendo offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience traditional Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives, and provides ample opportunities for the Sangha to practice, work, and...
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Create your personal retreat in a Zen atmosphere. We also host group retreats: meditation, yoga, bodywork, nature, writing, and psychotherapy. We welcome you to create your personal retreat (or group retreat) in the simple, concentrated, and nourishing atmosphere of our monastic Zen Practice Center. We are open for individual guests from May through early January. Use the image slider below to...
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Muddy Water Zen was formed to disseminate and propagate the Dharma, the teachings of Shakymuni Buddha, as recorded in the ancient scriptures, as interpreted and transmitted by the Ancestors, and as experienced personally. Zen Buddhism, with its emphasis on meditation, is a way of cultivating compassion and wisdom through radical acceptance of what is. Meditation becomes an awareness and...
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A Soto Zen Practice Center in the Boston / Cambridge Massachusetts Area. The Greater Boston Zen Center, located in Cambridge, offers an extensive schedule of Zen Buddhist meditation practice and periodic Zen meditation retreats. The Center also offers meditation classes. We offer periodic non-residential meditation retreats at our location in Cambridge, and multi-day residential meditation...
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Welcome to the Zen Studies Podcast! Access episodes about traditional teachings, practices, and history - recorded specifically for podcast listeners. Nirvana, or nibbana, is the ultimate goal of original Buddhism and its modern representative, Theravadin Buddhism. Nibbana means "extinguished," and attaining it means you have extinguished the "outflows" of sensuality, ignorance, and the desire...
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Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne offers a Zen Buddhist approach to cultivating mindful awareness and presence in the activities of daily life. It is open to beginners and experienced practitioners, and people of all traditions. The group is evolving a style of Zen Buddhism that is adapted to Western temperaments and ways of life, but maintains…. Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne offers a Zen Buddhist...
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Chapel Hill Zen Center in North Carolina is a Soto Zen meditation group in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and affiliated with the S.F. Zen Center. "You should...cease from practice based on intellectual understanding...and learn the backward step that turns your light inwardly to illuminate your self. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will be...
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