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To introduce the practice of Zen and to help getting started, Endless Mountain Zendo offers the following beginner's programs:

Beginner's 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.

Please contact the Zendo for specific dates: endless@epix.net 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.

Intro to Zen Training: Apr. 11, 2015

An experiential 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. 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Suggested Donation: $40. (College Students: $30.) Formal vegetarian lunch included.

Zen Meditation I (H315A)

(A Bloomsburg University Mini-Course. 6-Weeks.)

at Endless Mountain Zendo. Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm; Apr. 1 - May 6, 2015.

From the beginning, our true nature has been open and free. Not so much as a hairsbreadth has separated us from the happiness and contentment we've desired and sought after: The simple fact is, we are the reality we seek. Meditation is a means to investigate this reality in a way that will lead us through the noise and distraction of our everyday experience to recover our natural clarity and the enduring light and peace of our essential heart and mind.

This is a beginner's introductory course in Zen meditation practice and an introduction to Zen Buddhism. Zen practice is mindfulness meditation in daily life, a way of being clear, calm and open in the activites of our lives and relationships. You will build a strong foundation in the practice of seated meditation (zazen), the core of Zen studies. Zen is an ancient practice with a history rich in lore and wisdom; we'll take a look at the lives and inspired teachings of several great masters. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting long pants and sleeved top in solid neutral colors. Zen Practice Syllabus: Zazen posture, breathing, breath counting practice, walking Zen, limbering stretches, physical and psychological obstacles to practice, chanting, bowing, zendo form and protocol, mindfulness in movement, everyday life, continuing the practice.

Instructor: Lee Milton, assisted by Yayoi Matsumoto / $69 payable to Bloomsburg University

Register with Bloomsburg University on page 27 of the following link:



Work Exchange Weekend: May 1-3, 2015.
A 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. by 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, floor length, and long sleeves color (the Zendo has a few robes for public use), 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 provided.

For event registration or information please call 570-925-5077 or e-mail: endless@epix.net and send a deposit or full donation amount to Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, Pa. 17878.



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