Jul
21
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.'"

Aug
1
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.'"

Aug
8
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.'"

Aug
15
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.'"


Jul
19
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.'"

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Image Description: An Andy Goldsworthy sculpture of translucent snow with a matrix of sticks.

Image Description: An Andy Goldsworthy sculpture of translucent snow with a matrix of sticks.

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.

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Image Description: A bull bison laying down in the snow. His fur is snowy and he is partially obscured due to the deep snow.

Image Description: A bull bison laying down in the snow. His fur is snowy and he is partially obscured due to the deep snow.

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.

Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A sculpture of placed sticks in a lake by Andy Goldsworthy

A sculpture of placed sticks in a lake by Andy Goldsworthy

Saturday morning meditation continues. Dharma talk and interview will be offered. Arrive early for beginning instruction. 
This event is in ASL, for additional accommodations please contact us asap. 
A $5-10 donation is requested.

Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy, arranged sticks reflecting in the water.

A sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy, arranged sticks reflecting in the water.

Saturday morning meditation continues...with Council Practice!
Instead of our usual Dharma talk we will practice "Council", a wisdom circle sharing.

This event is in ASL, for additional accommodations please contact us asap. 
A $5-10 donation is requested.

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Mossy steps leading up to a temple gate.

Mossy steps leading up to a temple gate.

Come an join our community, learn Zazen (zen meditation) and see a talk by Rev. Ōshin Jennings, Deaf Buddhist monk.

Beginning instruction is provided for new-comers.
We meet in the chapel in the JSAC at Gallaudet University.

This event is in ASL. For any additional accommodations please contact us asap. A donation of $5-10 is appreciated.

Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Zazen and a concrete wall

Saturday Morning Zazen continues!

**Note: This event is on January 21st, the presidential innaguration is on January 20th. There may be some street closures and protest actions happening in and around DC. Please use caution and your best judgement.**
-Zen meditation, 10am
-Meeting in Gallaudet's JSAC in the Chapel (lower level)
-All welcomed!
-Beginning Instruction offered

$5-10 donation

Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A wooden plank floating in a winter pond.

A wooden plank floating in a winter pond.

Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday morning meditation, 1/7 at 10:00 AM in Gallaudet's Chapel in the JSAC. All are welcomed! 

Come learn Zen meditation. Beginning instruction will be offered for those that are new to the practice. 
$5-10 donation. 
This event is in ASL please contact us for additional accommodations.

Dec
26
Jan 1

Year End Sesshin with the Village Zendo

Three images of Garrison Institutes grounds, a large Dharma hall with meditators, spacious hall ways, and wooded grounds looking out on the Hudson river.

Three images of Garrison Institutes grounds, a large Dharma hall with meditators, spacious hall ways, and wooded grounds looking out on the Hudson river.

Join members of the No Barriers Zen sangha, Enkyo Roshi, and the other teachers of the Village Zendo, on retreat in Upstate New York at the Garrison Institute!
December 26th through January 1st. Daily interpreted Dharma talks and accessible grounds in a beautiful setting. A weekend retreat option is available as well. What a wonderful way to embrace the new year!
CLICK HERE for more info and registration.

Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Zen Meditation, instruction in ASL, chanting in ASL, community.

Saturday Morning Zen Meditation, instruction in ASL, chanting in ASL, community.

Saturday morning meditation, 12/17 at 10:00 AM in Gallaudet's Chapel in the JSAC. All are welcomed! 

This is our last sit for the semester!!

Come learn Zen meditation. Beginning instruction will be offered for those that are new to the practice. 
$5-10 donation. 
This event is in ASL please contact us for additional accommodations.

Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Snowy Blossoms and Pine 12-3-16

Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday morning meditation, 12/3 at 10:00 AM in Gallaudet's Chapel in the JSAC. All are welcomed! 

Come learn Zen meditation. Beginning instruction will be offered for those that are new to the practice. 
$5-10 donation. 
This event is in ASL please contact us for additional accommodations.

Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A pencil sketch of bison in a field, "Zen Meditation, JSAC 10AM".

A pencil sketch of bison in a field, "Zen Meditation, JSAC 10AM".

Saturday morning meditation with the No Barriers Zen Sangha. Oshin Hoshi will give a formal Dharma talk and instruction in Zazen (Zen Meditation). All are welcome. A $5-10 donation is suggested. 
This event is in ASL, for any accommodations please contact us. See you there!

Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Oshin Guest Speaking at ABZ

A black and red sumi ink dragon.

A black and red sumi ink dragon.

Oshin Hoshi will be guest speaking at the All Beings Zen Sangha in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of NW D.C.
Please contact them directly if you wish to attend, and if you need any accommodations
https://allbeingszen.org/

Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A Small statue of Jizo in the fall leaves

A Small statue of Jizo in the fall leaves

Saturday mornings meditation continues! 
As always 1st and 3rd Saturdays at Gallaudet in the Chapel in the JSAC building.
Beginning instruction will be offered, along with chanting and a Dharma talk by Oshin Hoshi.
$5-10 suggested donation. 
This event is in ASL, for any accommodations please contact us asap. 

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

A banner image of dark river stones, with a single read leaf, yellow overlaid text reads "Zen Meditation 10:00 Oct. 15th JSAC Chapel All Are Welcome".

A banner image of dark river stones, with a single read leaf, yellow overlaid text reads "Zen Meditation 10:00 Oct. 15th JSAC Chapel All Are Welcome".

Saturday Morning Meditation
Join us Oct 15th, at 10AM. In Gallaudet's Chapel, located in the lower level of the JSAC building. Meditation instruction will be provided. All are welcome!
Dharma talk by Rev. Ōshin Jennings.
Meditation, Chanting, Sangha (community)! 

$5-10 suggested donation
This event is in ASL please contact us asap for any accommodations.

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Image Description: Moss covered stairs lead to a temple gate. "Saturday Morning Meditation 9-17-16 10 AM".

Image Description: Moss covered stairs lead to a temple gate. "Saturday Morning Meditation 9-17-16 10 AM".

Saturday Morning Meditation with a focus on beginning instruction. Followed by a Dharma talk by Ōshin Hoshi.
$5-10 donation suggested
This event is in ASL, contact us for any accommodations.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

The ink bison walks toward the ink enso..

The ink bison walks toward the ink enso..

ASL instruction in Meditation and Zen forms. Chanting in ASL and community practice. No Dharma talk, instead we will be having Council Practice (group sharing, wisdom-circle practice). 
All are welcome, $5 Donation requested.

10AM, Gallaudet's Chapel.
This event is in ASL, for any accommodations contact us.

Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Watercolor of DC monuments, "In a mind as clear as water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting light." -Dogen Zenji

Watercolor of DC monuments, "In a mind as clear as water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting light." -Dogen Zenji

ASL instruction in Meditation and Zen forms. Chanting in ASL and community practice. Dharma talk by Deaf Zen Buddhist monk Rev. Ōshin Jennings. All are welcome, $5 Donation requested.
10AM, Gallaudet's Chapel.
This event is in ASL, for any accommodations contact us.

May
21
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

NBZ 5-21-16 Temple Stairway Banner

ASL instruction in Meditation and Zen forms. Chanting in ASL and community practice. Dharma talk by Deaf Zen Buddhist monk Rev. Ōshin Jennings. All are welcome, $5 Donation requested.
10AM, Gallaudet's Chapel, SAC.

This even is in ASL. Contact us for accommodations.

May
7
10:00 am10:00

Buddha's Birthday! & Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Meditation with Buddha's Birthday Celebration!
Join us for our regular Saturday morning program; meditation and Dharma talk in ASL, but this Saturday we will have a special celebration to commemorate Buddha's birthday! All are welcome to join us, and please bring snacks or home made dishes (vegetarian) and beverages for the celebration!
Please leave a message on the wall with what you are bringing so others can plan. 

Meeting in Gallaudet's Chapel in the SAC
$5 Donation Requested
This event is in ASL, for any accommodations please contact us.

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

GWADA/No Barriers Zen/Asian Terp Spring Gathering

  • Washington Monument

No Barriers Zen Temple is partnering with GWADA, the Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association, and Asian Interpreters for our "Spring Gathering"!

We will be meeting on The National Mall mall, near the monument, by the USA flag, for a fun-filled day of games and events and nature appreciation. 

-The NBZ sangha will be leading the greater community in a Hana Matsuri (花祭) celebration, where participants will get a chance to bathe a statue of the baby Buddha to commemorate his birthday. 
-Also there will be games and other social events. Bring kites frisbees and blankets to sit on!

Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Meditation Blossoms 4/2/16 Blossoms & Pine with Mukanji Seal Script logo

ASL instruction in Meditation and Zen forms. Chanting in ASL and community practice. Dharma talk by Deaf Zen monk Rev. Ōshin Jennings. All are welcome, $5 Donation requested.
10AM, Gallaudet's Chapel.