To introduce the
practice of Zen and to help getting started, Endless Mountain Zendo offers
the following beginner's programs:
Zazen Instruction at Sunday Zazen Gatherings:
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginners are
welcome at Sunday Zazen Gatherings, at which time there is zazen (Zen
meditation) instruction, zazen, chanting, kinhin walking Zen, Dharma talk
sometimes, and tea afterwards. Thereafter attendance at other gathering
times is also possible. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to be
seated in the zendo before the period begins, anytime from 30 min. prior to
starting time. Open Donation Basket. (Members: Free).
Dress: For zazen, a formal
zazen robe is recommended. Otherwise, wear loose fitting clothing in a
solid, neutral color, floor length, and long sleeves. Please do not
wear tank tops, shorts, tight pants, or fragrance. The zendo (zazen hall)
can be chilly in winter months; dressing in layers is recommended.
contact the Zendo for specific dates: email@example.com or 570-925-5077.
Dates of Zazen Gatherings are announced by
e-mail. To receive e-notices
of impromptu and scheduled events, please e-mail us and ask to be put on
the Sangha e-list.
to Zen Training: Apr. 5; Jun. 7, 2014.
and visceral plunge into guided Zen training for the enthusiastic beginner.
The day of silence includes zazen meditation instruction, introduction to
Zen practice form and style, 30 min. zazen periods, stretches, outdoor
walking Zen, chanting, Dharma Talk, and tea with discussion. 9:30 a.m.
– 3:30 p.m. Suggested Donation:
$40. (College Students: $30.)
Formal vegetarian lunch included.
Beginner's Zen Class:
Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm; Apr. 2 - May 21, 2014. (There is no class on Apr. 16 and May
A beginner's course in zazen (Zen meditation) practice and an
introduction to Zen Buddhism through the Four Noble Truths, a basic
teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha which he realized upon his enlightenment over
2,500 years ago. The course is intended to help build a strong foundation
in the practice of zazen. Zen practice topics covered will be posture,
breathing, breath counting practice, walking Zen (kinhin), limbering
stretches, physical and psychological obstacles to practice, chanting,
bowing, zendo form and deportment, mindfulness in movement and everyday
life, and setting up a personal practice. Each class will include Zen
practice instruction, zazen, chanting, kinhin walking Zen, and a talk on
the Four Noble Truths. Suggested Donation: $60.
Work Exchange Weekend: May 2-4; Jul 18-20; Sep.
country work weekend with introduction to Zen Buddhist practice. Zazen
meditation instruction, zendo orientation, walking meditation, dawn
chanting service, morning and evening zazen, prostrations, work practice,
Dharma talk and/or one-on-one Dharma
meeting with Genro Sensei, vegetarian meals, and tea. Begins Fri. with
supper. Ends Sun., 2:30 p.m. The weekend is offered on a work exchange
basis. Donations are gratefully accepted.
What To Bring for Overnight:
Sleeping bag or
extra blanket, zazen attire such as a formal zazen robe or loose clothing
in solid neutral color, floor length, and long sleeves, work clothes,
sturdy outdoor shoes and slip-on shoes, raingear, flashlight, and unscented
toiletries. No shorts, tank tops, clinging fabrics, or fragrances please.
The zendo tends to be chilly in fall/winter. Soap/towels and one blanket
event registration or information please call 570-925-5077 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and
send a deposit or full donation amount to Endless Mountain Zendo, 104
Hollow Rd., Stillwater, Pa. 17878.
Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater, PA 17878
Home • The Zendo • Programs •
Beginner's Zen • Calendar • Teacher
• Donations • Store • Scrap Book • Reach Us