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Zazen Gatherings

Daily zazen is the foundation practice of Zen life. Group zazen inspires and helps stabilize our practice. Beginners are welcome at Sunday Zazen Gatherings, at which time there is zazen (Zen meditation) instruction. 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). Please contact the Zendo for specific dates.

Dress: For zazen, a formal zazen robe is recommended. Otherwise, wear loose fitting clothing in a solid, neutral color, floor length, and with elbow-length 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. Slip on shoes are also helpful

 

Sundays:

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Beginners are welcome as well as those with zazen experience. Zazen/ zazen instruction, chanting, kinhin walking Zen, and Dharma talk sometimes. Tea afterwards. Vegetarian snack offerings are welcome but not required.

 

 

 

Wednesdays:

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Chanting, zazen, kinhin walking, and prostrations. Short tea afterwards. 

 

To attend: please e-mail endless@epix.net or call 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.

The residents' daily morning and evening zazen schedule is open to those who have attended an initial zazen instruction and cannot make it to the zazen gathering times or would like to intensify their daily practice. Please contact the Zendo for current days and times.

2015 Events Calendar

Jan.     16-24            Rohatsu Sesshin

Feb.     8                   One-Day Sitting

Mar.     6-14              Soen Roshi Sesshin

Apr.     1-May 6         BU 6-Week Beginner's Class - Wed. Evenings

            11                 Intro to Zen Training

            19                 Oxfam Benefit One-Day Sitting

May     1-3                Work Exchange Weekend

            22-30            Spring Sesshin

Jun.     6                   BU Zen Hike

            19-27            June Sesshin     

Jul.      17-19            Sangha Work Exchange Weekend

Aug.     7-9                Obon Work Exchange Weekend

            8                   Obon Lantern Ceremony of Remembrance

Sep.     18-23            17th Anniversary 5-Day Sesshin

Oct.     18-Nov. 23     Thanks Giving Food Drive

Nov.    14-22            Jukai Thanksgiving Sesshin

Dec.     4-6                Buddha's Enlightenment Weekend Sesshin

            31                 New Year’s Eve Candlelight Ceremony

Jan.     15-23            2016 Rohatsu Sesshin

For registration or to be added to the EMZ e-list:

please e-mail: endless@epix.net or call 570-925-5077.

Suggested Donations:

Intro to Zen Training:  $40. (students: $30.)

One-Day Sitting: $45. (members: $35.)

Guest Residency: $75/1st day, then $50/day, ($45/day for 8 days or more)

$1,200/mo. (members: $1,000/mo.)

Overnight Prior to Event: $50. (members: $40.)

Sesshin - 5-Day: $300. (members: $270.)

Sesshin - Weekend: $190. (members: $160.)

Sesshin - Weeklong: $420. (members: $380.)

Sesshin - Rohatsu 2015: $450. (members: $400.)

Obon Lantern Ceremony, New Year's Eve Candlelight Ceremony: Open Donation Basket.

Work Exchange Weekend: Work Exchange with Open Donation Basket.

Consideration is made for students and hardship situations.

All donations are tax deductible as specified by law.

Endless Mountain Zendo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

 

Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater, PA 17878

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