Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet (Guest Speaker Rev. Fugan Dineen)

 Image description: a row of zafus and zabutons in a warmly lit zendo.

Image description: a row of zafus and zabutons in a warmly lit zendo.

Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
A Dharma talk will be offered by a guest speaker, Rev. Fugan Dineen! 

We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
We ask for a $5-10 donation.
*All are welcomed*
This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

 Image description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. A pastoral scene shows grasses and trees among rolling hills, just the peak of Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance. 

Image description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. A pastoral scene shows grasses and trees among rolling hills, just the peak of Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance. 

Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
We ask for a $5-10 donation.
*All are welcomed*
This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

 Image description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. A pastoral scene shows a few small figures with beasts of burden climbing a small mountain with Mt. Fuji in the background.

Image description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. A pastoral scene shows a few small figures with beasts of burden climbing a small mountain with Mt. Fuji in the background.

Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
We ask for a $5-10 donation.
*All are welcomed*
This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

 Image Description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji depicting people walking a path in a marsh land with Mt. Fuji in the background. They are dressed in typical Japanese garb which is blowing in the wind, along with one person's papers.

Image Description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji depicting people walking a path in a marsh land with Mt. Fuji in the background. They are dressed in typical Japanese garb which is blowing in the wind, along with one person's papers.

Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
We ask for a $5-10 donation.
*All are welcomed*
This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha's Birthday Celebration!

 Image Description: A painting of baby Buddha, pointing to the sky and the earth, standing on a lotus while being sprayed with water by dragons. A text overlay reads " 無関寺  Buddha's Birthday April 21st 10AM"

Image Description: A painting of baby Buddha, pointing to the sky and the earth, standing on a lotus while being sprayed with water by dragons. A text overlay reads "無関寺 Buddha's Birthday April 21st 10AM"

Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL and a celebration of Buddha's Birthday! A Dharma talk about the birth and life of the Buddha will be offered in ASL by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings.
Potluck food, tea and sweets will be served afterwards with time for fellowship and fun!

If you would like to receive beginning instruction for the meditation please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. 

We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
We ask for a $10 donation.
*All are welcomed*
This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Apr
    7
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image Description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, depicting a temple roof top in the foreground with a kite flying and Mt. Fuji in the background. 

    Image Description: A print of one of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, depicting a temple roof top in the foreground with a kite flying and Mt. Fuji in the background. 

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    This Saturday we will be partaking in the practice of council in lieu of a Dharma talk.

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Mar
    17
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: A woodblock print from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, the mountain is in the background, wreathed in clouds, in the foreground men gather at the base of a large tree.

    Image description: A woodblock print from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, the mountain is in the background, wreathed in clouds, in the foreground men gather at the base of a large tree.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Mar
    3
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: A woodblock print of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji showing a lake with a small outcropping with a hut and 3 trees.

    Image description: A woodblock print of Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji showing a lake with a small outcropping with a hut and 3 trees.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Feb
    17
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: One of Hokusai'd 36 Views of Mt. Fuji showing a red Mt. Fuji.

    Image description: One of Hokusai'd 36 Views of Mt. Fuji showing a red Mt. Fuji.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Feb
    3
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image Description: A bison buried in the snow, it's fur is covered in snow and it's form can barely be distinguished except for it's eyes and horns.

    Image Description: A bison buried in the snow, it's fur is covered in snow and it's form can barely be distinguished except for it's eyes and horns.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Jan
    20
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: a snowy thawing field shows a labyrinth under the snow, in the distance a mountain and barren trees.

    Image description: a snowy thawing field shows a labyrinth under the snow, in the distance a mountain and barren trees.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Dec
    26
    to Jan 1

    Year End Sesshin with Village Zendo @Garrison

     Image description: a composite image made of three images, from left to right; the first a robed figure walks between 4 long rows of seated meditators. The second a single figure walks down a long corridor lined with plants. The third image is of the ground of the Garrison Institute, a tree laden property with the Hudson River in the background and mountains beyond the river.

    Image description: a composite image made of three images, from left to right; the first a robed figure walks between 4 long rows of seated meditators. The second a single figure walks down a long corridor lined with plants. The third image is of the ground of the Garrison Institute, a tree laden property with the Hudson River in the background and mountains beyond the river.

    Join Ōshin Jennings and other NBZ Sangha members on our Year End Sesshin with the Village Zendo. More information, reposted here from Village Zendo's website. 
    For complete information click here for Village Zendo's information and registration instructions

    Year End Sesshin with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Village Zendo Teachers

    The Garrison Institute
    Garrison, New York

    Full Retreat: Tuesday, December 26 to Monday, January 1st
    Half Retreat: Tuesday, December 26 to Friday, December 29

    Part of our Winter Ango 2017-2018.

    The Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect time for quiet meditation and deep silence. Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice). There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Delicious vegetarian meals are offered buffet-style. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.

    Registration

    NOTE: Registration will close December 22nd for our winter retreat at the Garrison Institute.

    All registration is handled directly by the Garrison Institute. There are two steps:
    1. If you are a VZ member, email Lori at bookkeeper@villagezendo.org, and ask for the discount code for the full retreat or the half retreat. Members receive a $50 discount.
    2. Go to the Garrison Institute’s website to register and make your payment. There is a line on the registration form for you to enter your VZ discount code.

    If you are seeking financial assistance from the Village Zendo to attend this retreat, please contact Ryotan at
    membership@villagezendo.org to discuss the registration process.

    If you are not a VZ member please go directly to the Garrison Institute’s website to register.

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    Dec
    16
    10:00 AM10:00

    End of Year Celebration @Gallaudet

     Image description: a wooden backdrop withal silver metallic stars and frosted evergreen branches and snowflakes. And overlaid text reads, "End Of The Year Celebration".

    Image description: a wooden backdrop withal silver metallic stars and frosted evergreen branches and snowflakes. And overlaid text reads, "End Of The Year Celebration".

    Come join No Barriers Zen for our last sit of the year in the SAC Chapel!

    We will be holding a council -- which is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on how our practice has gone for the past year, and to set our intentions for the winter break. 

    After the council, there will be tea, food, drinks, socializing, and sewing patches onto our cushions!

    Please bring a vegitarian food or drink item to share! 

    NOTE: Beginners are welcome! However, there will be no beginner meditation instruction at this gathering.

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    Dec
    2
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: a small stone statue of Jizo Bodhisattva rests his head on his hands, he has a small smile and peaceful expression. The statue is in a field of green moss and brilliant red maple leaves.

    Image description: a small stone statue of Jizo Bodhisattva rests his head on his hands, he has a small smile and peaceful expression. The statue is in a field of green moss and brilliant red maple leaves.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Nov
    18
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     Image description: A black and white image of plant vein structures, the overlaid text reads "No Barriers Zen Saturday Morning Meditation".

    Image description: A black and white image of plant vein structures, the overlaid text reads "No Barriers Zen Saturday Morning Meditation".

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. This Saturday will be a Council, the practice of sitting in a circle and speaking from the heart. Ōshin will select a topic and lead us in this powerful practice. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak if they wish. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Nov
    4
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     A plank of wood floating in a lake by some grasses.

    A plank of wood floating in a lake by some grasses.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Oct
    21
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     A image of a an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture, sticks are arranged in concentric circles around river rocks.

    A image of a an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture, sticks are arranged in concentric circles around river rocks.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Oct
    7
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     A photo of an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture, sticks are arranged in a lake so that their reflection forms a circle.

    A photo of an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture, sticks are arranged in a lake so that their reflection forms a circle.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Sep
    16
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     A single yellow leaf, covered in dew, lying on a rock.

    A single yellow leaf, covered in dew, lying on a rock.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Sep
    2
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation @Gallaudet

     A sketch of bison grazing in a field, text overlay reads "Zen Meditation JSAC 10AM"

    A sketch of bison grazing in a field, text overlay reads "Zen Meditation JSAC 10AM"

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Aug
    15
    to Aug 20

    (Shuso Sesshin Retreat) Summer Ango with the Village Zendo

     Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Oshin and members of the NBZ Sangha will be Joining the Village Zendo for retreats in Upstate New York. Information is listed here on our website as well as the Village Zendo's website: 
    Village Zendo Summer Ango
    Contact the Village Zendo directly for registration and more info.

    "Summer ango, meaning “peaceful dwelling”, at Grail House in Cornwall, NY is a unique opportunity to step off the habitual tracks of our busy lives, to slow down and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community, and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

    Register for Summer Ango

    The month begins and ends with weeklong silent meditation retreats, each providing the rare gift of silence held in the container of traditional Zen form. Alongside the core activity of sitting and walking meditation, the days follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, Dharma talks, group meals taken in the oryoki ritual style of Japanese temples, and services with chanting. In the middle weeks we offer two interactive retreats. One is a week of deep personal study of the Zen precepts and the other is an arts week using painting and poetry as means for investigation. Mornings and evenings we remain in silence, while we engage in group discussion and activity during the day. Yoga is offered throughout the month as one option for daily body practice. You are welcome to join us for one, two, three or all four weeks. Any amount of time can offer a profound taste of peaceful dwelling.

    Ango Setup, July 19–20

    Come a couple days early for informal meditation and to set up the retreat center.

    Dai Sesshin Retreat, July 21–30

    Dai Sesshin is a ten-day intensive retreat. The spacious schedule includes five hours of meditation with ample time for rest and exercise. There are chanting services, three oryoki meals in the meditation hall, and the opportunity to have individual meetings with seasoned Zen teachers. Please consider challenging yourself to participate in this deep practice.

    Precepts Study Week, August 1–6

    Precepts Study week culminates in jukai, a ceremony in which participants vow to follow the Zen precepts for ethical conduct. If you are interested in participating in jukai, please contact the Village Zendo for arrangements and details. If you are not taking jukai, you are welcome to join our study of the precepts and the selected ango text under the guidance of Sensei Ryotan Eiger. Study takes place during morning and afternoon sessions and provides a creative, challenging and supportive environment in which to experience the teachings. There will also be daily meditation, chanting services and oryoki meals served in an informal style. The week will end in a joyful community ceremony for those formally receiving the precepts.

    Arts Retreat Week, August 8–13

    The Arts Retreat has two parts and you may register for one or both. The first four days (8/8-8/11) approach the study of Zen through the practice of painting. This is an exciting chance for both beginning and more experienced participants to work with watercolor under the guidance of Emma Seiki Tapley, long term student of the Village Zendo and painter. Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead a writing workshop. We will read Zen poetry together and write our own. As in the other weeks, there will be chanting services and informal oryoki meals as well as meditation periods every day throughout the week.

    Shuso Sesshin Retreat, August 15–20

    Shuso Sesshin is an intensive five-day retreat with the same daily structure as Dai Sesshin. This sesshin culminates the month of ango practice and allows participants the opportunity for profound depth and insight. On the final day (8/20), the Shuso Hossen ceremony is a rite of passage in which the practice leader (shuso) becomes a senior student in the Village Zendo community. The shuso gives her or his first Dharma talk and is challenged by the group in a lively question-and-answer dialogue called 'Dharma Combat.'"

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    Aug
    8
    to Aug 13

    (Arts Retreat Week) Summer Ango with the Village Zendo

     Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Oshin and members of the NBZ Sangha will be Joining the Village Zendo for retreats in Upstate New York. Information is listed here on our website as well as the Village Zendo's website: 
    Village Zendo Summer Ango
    Contact the Village Zendo directly for registration and more info.

    "Summer ango, meaning “peaceful dwelling”, at Grail House in Cornwall, NY is a unique opportunity to step off the habitual tracks of our busy lives, to slow down and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community, and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

    Register for Summer Ango

    The month begins and ends with weeklong silent meditation retreats, each providing the rare gift of silence held in the container of traditional Zen form. Alongside the core activity of sitting and walking meditation, the days follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, Dharma talks, group meals taken in the oryoki ritual style of Japanese temples, and services with chanting. In the middle weeks we offer two interactive retreats. One is a week of deep personal study of the Zen precepts and the other is an arts week using painting and poetry as means for investigation. Mornings and evenings we remain in silence, while we engage in group discussion and activity during the day. Yoga is offered throughout the month as one option for daily body practice. You are welcome to join us for one, two, three or all four weeks. Any amount of time can offer a profound taste of peaceful dwelling.

    Ango Setup, July 19–20

    Come a couple days early for informal meditation and to set up the retreat center.

    Dai Sesshin Retreat, July 21–30

    Dai Sesshin is a ten-day intensive retreat. The spacious schedule includes five hours of meditation with ample time for rest and exercise. There are chanting services, three oryoki meals in the meditation hall, and the opportunity to have individual meetings with seasoned Zen teachers. Please consider challenging yourself to participate in this deep practice.

    Precepts Study Week, August 1–6

    Precepts Study week culminates in jukai, a ceremony in which participants vow to follow the Zen precepts for ethical conduct. If you are interested in participating in jukai, please contact the Village Zendo for arrangements and details. If you are not taking jukai, you are welcome to join our study of the precepts and the selected ango text under the guidance of Sensei Ryotan Eiger. Study takes place during morning and afternoon sessions and provides a creative, challenging and supportive environment in which to experience the teachings. There will also be daily meditation, chanting services and oryoki meals served in an informal style. The week will end in a joyful community ceremony for those formally receiving the precepts.

    Arts Retreat Week, August 8–13

    The Arts Retreat has two parts and you may register for one or both. The first four days (8/8-8/11) approach the study of Zen through the practice of painting. This is an exciting chance for both beginning and more experienced participants to work with watercolor under the guidance of Emma Seiki Tapley, long term student of the Village Zendo and painter. Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead a writing workshop. We will read Zen poetry together and write our own. As in the other weeks, there will be chanting services and informal oryoki meals as well as meditation periods every day throughout the week.

    Shuso Sesshin Retreat, August 15–20

    Shuso Sesshin is an intensive five-day retreat with the same daily structure as Dai Sesshin. This sesshin culminates the month of ango practice and allows participants the opportunity for profound depth and insight. On the final day (8/20), the Shuso Hossen ceremony is a rite of passage in which the practice leader (shuso) becomes a senior student in the Village Zendo community. The shuso gives her or his first Dharma talk and is challenged by the group in a lively question-and-answer dialogue called 'Dharma Combat.'"

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    Aug
    1
    to Aug 6

    (Precepts Study Week) Summer Ango with the Village Zendo

     Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Oshin and members of the NBZ Sangha will be Joining the Village Zendo for retreats in Upstate New York. Information is listed here on our website as well as the Village Zendo's website: 
    Village Zendo Summer Ango
    Contact the Village Zendo directly for registration and more info.

    "Summer ango, meaning “peaceful dwelling”, at Grail House in Cornwall, NY is a unique opportunity to step off the habitual tracks of our busy lives, to slow down and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community, and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

    Register for Summer Ango

    The month begins and ends with weeklong silent meditation retreats, each providing the rare gift of silence held in the container of traditional Zen form. Alongside the core activity of sitting and walking meditation, the days follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, Dharma talks, group meals taken in the oryoki ritual style of Japanese temples, and services with chanting. In the middle weeks we offer two interactive retreats. One is a week of deep personal study of the Zen precepts and the other is an arts week using painting and poetry as means for investigation. Mornings and evenings we remain in silence, while we engage in group discussion and activity during the day. Yoga is offered throughout the month as one option for daily body practice. You are welcome to join us for one, two, three or all four weeks. Any amount of time can offer a profound taste of peaceful dwelling.

    Ango Setup, July 19–20

    Come a couple days early for informal meditation and to set up the retreat center.

    Dai Sesshin Retreat, July 21–30

    Dai Sesshin is a ten-day intensive retreat. The spacious schedule includes five hours of meditation with ample time for rest and exercise. There are chanting services, three oryoki meals in the meditation hall, and the opportunity to have individual meetings with seasoned Zen teachers. Please consider challenging yourself to participate in this deep practice.

    Precepts Study Week, August 1–6

    Precepts Study week culminates in jukai, a ceremony in which participants vow to follow the Zen precepts for ethical conduct. If you are interested in participating in jukai, please contact the Village Zendo for arrangements and details. If you are not taking jukai, you are welcome to join our study of the precepts and the selected ango text under the guidance of Sensei Ryotan Eiger. Study takes place during morning and afternoon sessions and provides a creative, challenging and supportive environment in which to experience the teachings. There will also be daily meditation, chanting services and oryoki meals served in an informal style. The week will end in a joyful community ceremony for those formally receiving the precepts.

    Arts Retreat Week, August 8–13

    The Arts Retreat has two parts and you may register for one or both. The first four days (8/8-8/11) approach the study of Zen through the practice of painting. This is an exciting chance for both beginning and more experienced participants to work with watercolor under the guidance of Emma Seiki Tapley, long term student of the Village Zendo and painter. Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead a writing workshop. We will read Zen poetry together and write our own. As in the other weeks, there will be chanting services and informal oryoki meals as well as meditation periods every day throughout the week.

    Shuso Sesshin Retreat, August 15–20

    Shuso Sesshin is an intensive five-day retreat with the same daily structure as Dai Sesshin. This sesshin culminates the month of ango practice and allows participants the opportunity for profound depth and insight. On the final day (8/20), the Shuso Hossen ceremony is a rite of passage in which the practice leader (shuso) becomes a senior student in the Village Zendo community. The shuso gives her or his first Dharma talk and is challenged by the group in a lively question-and-answer dialogue called 'Dharma Combat.'"

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    Jul
    21
    to Jul 31

    (Dai Sesshin) Summer Ango with the Village Zendo

     Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    "Summer ango, meaning “peaceful dwelling”, at Grail House in Cornwall, NY is a unique opportunity to step off the habitual tracks of our busy lives, to slow down and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community, and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

    Register for Summer Ango

    The month begins and ends with weeklong silent meditation retreats, each providing the rare gift of silence held in the container of traditional Zen form. Alongside the core activity of sitting and walking meditation, the days follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, Dharma talks, group meals taken in the oryoki ritual style of Japanese temples, and services with chanting. In the middle weeks we offer two interactive retreats. One is a week of deep personal study of the Zen precepts and the other is an arts week using painting and poetry as means for investigation. Mornings and evenings we remain in silence, while we engage in group discussion and activity during the day. Yoga is offered throughout the month as one option for daily body practice. You are welcome to join us for one, two, three or all four weeks. Any amount of time can offer a profound taste of peaceful dwelling.

    Ango Setup, July 19–20

    Come a couple days early for informal meditation and to set up the retreat center.

    Dai Sesshin Retreat, July 21–30

    Dai Sesshin is a ten-day intensive retreat. The spacious schedule includes five hours of meditation with ample time for rest and exercise. There are chanting services, three oryoki meals in the meditation hall, and the opportunity to have individual meetings with seasoned Zen teachers. Please consider challenging yourself to participate in this deep practice.

    Precepts Study Week, August 1–6

    Precepts Study week culminates in jukai, a ceremony in which participants vow to follow the Zen precepts for ethical conduct. If you are interested in participating in jukai, please contact the Village Zendo for arrangements and details. If you are not taking jukai, you are welcome to join our study of the precepts and the selected ango text under the guidance of Sensei Ryotan Eiger. Study takes place during morning and afternoon sessions and provides a creative, challenging and supportive environment in which to experience the teachings. There will also be daily meditation, chanting services and oryoki meals served in an informal style. The week will end in a joyful community ceremony for those formally receiving the precepts.

    Arts Retreat Week, August 8–13

    The Arts Retreat has two parts and you may register for one or both. The first four days (8/8-8/11) approach the study of Zen through the practice of painting. This is an exciting chance for both beginning and more experienced participants to work with watercolor under the guidance of Emma Seiki Tapley, long term student of the Village Zendo and painter. Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead a writing workshop. We will read Zen poetry together and write our own. As in the other weeks, there will be chanting services and informal oryoki meals as well as meditation periods every day throughout the week.

    Shuso Sesshin Retreat, August 15–20

    Shuso Sesshin is an intensive five-day retreat with the same daily structure as Dai Sesshin. This sesshin culminates the month of ango practice and allows participants the opportunity for profound depth and insight. On the final day (8/20), the Shuso Hossen ceremony is a rite of passage in which the practice leader (shuso) becomes a senior student in the Village Zendo community. The shuso gives her or his first Dharma talk and is challenged by the group in a lively question-and-answer dialogue called 'Dharma Combat.'"

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    Jul
    19
    to Jul 20

    (Set Up) Summer Ango with the Village Zendo

     Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Four deer standing in a field of tall grass, one deer in the center of the image stares directly into the camera.

    Oshin and members of the NBZ Sangha will be Joining the Village Zendo for retreats in Upstate New York. Information is listed here on our website as well as the Village Zendo's website: 
    Village Zendo Summer Ango
    Contact the Village Zendo directly for registration and more info.


    "Summer ango, meaning “peaceful dwelling”, at Grail House in Cornwall, NY is a unique opportunity to step off the habitual tracks of our busy lives, to slow down and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community, and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

    Register for Summer Ango

    The month begins and ends with weeklong silent meditation retreats, each providing the rare gift of silence held in the container of traditional Zen form. Alongside the core activity of sitting and walking meditation, the days follow a schedule of body practice, work practice, Dharma talks, group meals taken in the oryoki ritual style of Japanese temples, and services with chanting. In the middle weeks we offer two interactive retreats. One is a week of deep personal study of the Zen precepts and the other is an arts week using painting and poetry as means for investigation. Mornings and evenings we remain in silence, while we engage in group discussion and activity during the day. Yoga is offered throughout the month as one option for daily body practice. You are welcome to join us for one, two, three or all four weeks. Any amount of time can offer a profound taste of peaceful dwelling.

    Ango Setup, July 19–20

    Come a couple days early for informal meditation and to set up the retreat center.

    Dai Sesshin Retreat, July 21–30

    Dai Sesshin is a ten-day intensive retreat. The spacious schedule includes five hours of meditation with ample time for rest and exercise. There are chanting services, three oryoki meals in the meditation hall, and the opportunity to have individual meetings with seasoned Zen teachers. Please consider challenging yourself to participate in this deep practice.

    Precepts Study Week, August 1–6

    Precepts Study week culminates in jukai, a ceremony in which participants vow to follow the Zen precepts for ethical conduct. If you are interested in participating in jukai, please contact the Village Zendo for arrangements and details. If you are not taking jukai, you are welcome to join our study of the precepts and the selected ango text under the guidance of Sensei Ryotan Eiger. Study takes place during morning and afternoon sessions and provides a creative, challenging and supportive environment in which to experience the teachings. There will also be daily meditation, chanting services and oryoki meals served in an informal style. The week will end in a joyful community ceremony for those formally receiving the precepts.

    Arts Retreat Week, August 8–13

    The Arts Retreat has two parts and you may register for one or both. The first four days (8/8-8/11) approach the study of Zen through the practice of painting. This is an exciting chance for both beginning and more experienced participants to work with watercolor under the guidance of Emma Seiki Tapley, long term student of the Village Zendo and painter. Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead a writing workshop. We will read Zen poetry together and write our own. As in the other weeks, there will be chanting services and informal oryoki meals as well as meditation periods every day throughout the week.

    Shuso Sesshin Retreat, August 15–20

    Shuso Sesshin is an intensive five-day retreat with the same daily structure as Dai Sesshin. This sesshin culminates the month of ango practice and allows participants the opportunity for profound depth and insight. On the final day (8/20), the Shuso Hossen ceremony is a rite of passage in which the practice leader (shuso) becomes a senior student in the Village Zendo community. The shuso gives her or his first Dharma talk and is challenged by the group in a lively question-and-answer dialogue called 'Dharma Combat.'"

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    Jun
    3
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation

     A composite photo of the zazen mudra, the NBZ sangha, an ink enso with bison and Oshin

    A composite photo of the zazen mudra, the NBZ sangha, an ink enso with bison and Oshin

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    May
    20
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation

     A black ink enso and a bison, covered in circles

    A black ink enso and a bison, covered in circles

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A Dharma talk will be offered by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    May
    6
    10:00 AM10:00

    Saturday Morning Meditation

     Image Description: A sculptural room by Andy Goldsworthy, an interior shot of a room made of sticks with a doorway streaming in light.

    Image Description: A sculptural room by Andy Goldsworthy, an interior shot of a room made of sticks with a doorway streaming in light.

    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL. If you would like to receive beginning instruction arrive 15 minutes early. 
    A "Council", or wisdom circle practice, will be offered instead of the usual Dharma talk this week.

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $5-10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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    Apr
    15
    10:00 AM10:00

    Buddha's Birthday Celebration!

     Image Description: A painting of baby Buddha, pointing to the sky and the earth, standing on a lotus while being sprayed with water by dragons. A text overlay reads " 無関寺 Buddha's Birthday April 15th 10AM"

    Image Description: A painting of baby Buddha, pointing to the sky and the earth, standing on a lotus while being sprayed with water by dragons. A text overlay reads "無関寺Buddha's Birthday April 15th 10AM"

    Buddha's Birthday Celebration
    Join us for Zen Meditation with a diverse community in ASL and a celebration of Buddha's Birthday! A Dharma talk about the birth and life of the Buddha will be offered in ASL by the Deaf Zen Buddhist monk, Ōshin Jennings.
    Meditation Food, tea and sweets will be served afterwards with time for fellowship and fun!

    If you would like to receive beginning instruction for the meditation please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. 

    We meet in the Chapel in the JSAC building on Gallaudet's campus 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings. 
    We ask for a $10 donation.
    *All are welcomed*
    This event is in ASL, please contact us for any additional accommodations.

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