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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 to and from the zendo are helpful.



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.





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.

2016 Events Calendar

Jan.     1                   New Year's Day Zazen

            15-23            Rohatsu Sesshin

Feb.     5-7                Nirvana Weekend Sesshin

Mar.     4-12              Soen Roshi Sesshin       

Apr.     1-30              Interim Period

              17                   One-Day Sitting

May     21-28            Spring Sesshin

Jun.     4                   Intro to Zen Training

            17-19            Weekend Sesshin

            24-26            Sangha Work Exchange Weekend

Jul.      2-10              Jukai Summer Sesshin

            31                 Oxfam Benefit One-Day Sitting 

Aug.     12-14            Obon Work Exchange Weekend

            13                 Obon Lantern Ceremony of Remembrance

Sep.     16-21            18th Anniversary 5-Day Sesshin

Oct.     1-Nov. 20       Thanks Giving Food Drive         

            14-Nov.5       3-Week Zen Retreat

Nov.    5                   3-Week Zen Retreat Ends

Dec.     9-11              Buddha's Enlightenment Weekend Sesshin

            31                 New Year’s Eve Candlelight Ceremony

Jan.     13-21            2017 Rohatsu Sesshin

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

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

Suggested Donations:

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

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

Kessei - 1 month: $1,200. (members: $1,000.)

New Year's Eve Candlelight Ceremony: Open Donation Basket

Obon Lantern Ceremony: Open Donation Basket.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work Exchange Weekend: Work Exchange with Open Donation Basket.

3-Week Zen Retreat: $900. (members: $800.)


Consideration is made for students and hardship situations.

All donations are tax deductible as defined by law.

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



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