Please join us for zazen intro on Thursday evenings. Newcomers to the temple are requested to attend one such session before joining the community for regular zazen practice or many of our other scheduled events. The introduction covers the basics of zazen: posture, breathing, and concentration. Additionally, beginners will learn the form used at New York Zendo bowing: chanting, and walking meditation. No prior experience is necessary.
A quiet atmosphere with minimal distractions is essential to our practice. Therefore please do not wear scented cosmetics and set any cell or WiFi device to silent. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.
For Thursday evening programs, doors open at 6:15 pm. Please arrive no later than 6:35 pm. Latecomers will not be admitted. The program will end by 9 pm. All are welcome to attend, and no reservations are necessary. A $10 contribution is requested.