A monk asked Ummon, “What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?” Ummon said, “Golden wind!” Join us for five days of silence at Golden Wind Sesshin. As autumn paints the trees brilliant colors, golden leaves swirl down, and the wind turns cooler and sharper, experience the beauty of autumn on […]
Join us on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m for a livestream of the Abbot Retirement Ceremony for Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi, who has served as abbot of the Zen Studies Society since Jan. 1, 2011. We will also be celebrating Shinge Roshi's 80th birthday. Her leadership and tireless efforts have […]
Junryu Eran Vardi Roshi in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi leads this four-day sesshin in a Soto/Rinzai combined form. Open to all who wish to participate, sesshin begins on Wednesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. This Sesshin will include zazen, dokusan, teisho (Dharma talks), chanting, […]
Join us for this unique opportunity to experience Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice deep in the Catskill Mountains. Taught by our incoming abbot, Chigan Roshi, with the assistance of monastics and long-time practitioners, we will focus intensively on the central elements of Zen practice — zazen (seated meditation with attention to posture and breath), chanting, and […]
Clear and refocus your heart and mind amid the austere beauty of late autumn on Dai Bosatsu Mountain. As we sit together in deep silence in person and online, we will experience the profound stillness that inspires us to encounter our true nature. If you have any questions, or if this will be your first […]
Rohatsu is held each year at Zen temples and monasteries throughout the world to commemorate the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha when he saw a star at dawn on the eighth day of his retreat. This intensive, in-person sesshin is an unsurpassable opportunity for deep practice and realization, inspired by the Buddha’s determination as he sat […]
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