Retreats and Online Programs

Zen Mountain Monastery and the Zen Center of NYC

Here you can find in-person events and online programs as well, including recurring Zazen, Liturgy and Study Groups, Affinity Groups, and other offerings on Sangha Practice Groups and Zazen and Liturgy Online. Please refer to the Programs Page (see below) for updated information on programs at ZMM and ZCNYC, as well as webcasts and online retreats. ZMM’s daily zazen and Sunday programs are accessible through Livestream and for in-person activities on the Programs Page for Sunday services, and Visiting the Monastery for weekdays. You can also keep up with us through our blog at MountainRecord.org and our podcast as well as social media.  If you are not currently receiving our weekly newsletter, you can add your name to either of our mailing lists here. Thank you for your practice!

The monastics and residents of the Monastery and Fire Lotus Temple are continuing to maintain our Zen training schedule as usual. Each week we are livestreaming the Monastery's Sunday morning program in addition to daily zazen Tuesday evening through Saturday evening. Additionally, you'll find below a list of daily opportunities for group practice over Zoom.

In practicing Buddhadharma we turn inwards and find the calm and clear understanding that is within each of us. We turn outwards to offer lovingkindness, patience and compassion to every being. In times like this, many people will feel anxiety and uncertainty about the present and the future, and may express that in both inspiring and troubling ways. As practitioners, let's use our circumstances to take refuge in the Three Treasures, drawing on our trust in the Dharma and the essential desire in each of us for happiness and well-being. Each morning we chant the Four Immeasurables and we encourage you to join us by adding them to your morning liturgy. As each of us gives voice to these profound blessings, we come together through space and time, united by our shared intention.

May all beings be free from suffering and the root of suffering
May all beings know happiness and the root of happiness
May all beings live in sympathetic joy, rejoicing in the happiness of others
May all beings live in equanimity, free from passion, aggression and delusion.

Please feel free to contact us at (845) 688-2228 or registrar@dharma.net

All of the following programs are offered by suggested donation. Thank you for your support.

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Zazen & Liturgy Online

Connect with the Monastery and fellow home-dwelling practitioners for daily meditation, talks, and liturgy services.

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Sangha Practice Groups

Learn about practice, discussion, and affinity groups taking place regularly over Zoom.

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Teachers & Seniors Online

Looking to make contact with the Monastery, teachers, and senior students? Click below to submit questions or schedule a meeting.

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Upcoming Programs

Ango Art Practice: Intimacy Renewing Intimacy: Exploring Relationships of All Kinds (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 1 - May 17, 2024
ONLINE
For this art practice, we will explore relationships of all kinds as we share our ideas, skills, and experiences cultivating connections and building new relationships on ZOOM, Everyone is welcome! Participants work in any medium in your home studio with inspiring Dharma words and prompts offered by Hojin Sensei […]

Weekend Sesshin- Spring Ango Opening

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

March 1 - 3, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

Peaceful Dwelling Ango Opening Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 2, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Spring Ango 2024

March 3 - May 26, 2024
Ango is our three-month training intensive that takes place each spring and fall, a rich and sustained opportunity to bring our practice more in tune with our daily lives. This season's theme will be Right Relationship with the World; Expressing Gratitude. The theme will be brought out through readings, talks, mondos, as well as personal […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 3, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

In Touch with Buddhas and Bodhisattvas: A Sewing Practice

with Tess Kisei Edmonds, MRO

March 5 - May 7, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Perhaps we are open (or desire to be open) to the possibility that we are in midst and in contact with many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, beings who are in the world to be of benefit to others. We make this connection through liturgy of our life. Sometimes they might feel more distant, more “other,” and at times more intangible. We may ask: Are they real? […]

No-Look Drawing Sessions & Zazen

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 8 - May 3, 2024
ZCNYC
Wouldn’t it be joyous to uncover and discover your real love of drawing in a way that may be stress free and that you might not have thought was possible? To be able to touch the mystery of the impermanence directly in front of you and be able to express it? Join […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (March)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 8, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

March 8 - 10, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Born as the Earth Sangha Gathering: Central Park Exploration

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Sandy Joshin Del Valle, MRO and James Sanzen Cole, MRO

March 9, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
When you think of Central Park, what comes to mind?  Do you think of a park packed with multitudes of tourists?  Perhaps you picture an urban green space, home to Forever Wild areas and a nature preserve? Or, maybe you reflect on the history of Central Park and the people who once lived within its […]

A Ringing from Within – Voice Practice Together

with Justin Ward Weber

March 10 - May 26, 2024
ZCNYC
When someone asks you to stand up and speak or tosses you the microphone and says “take it away,” what do you feel? What arises in your body, in your throat? Do you feel at ease, do you feel pinched or scared? What thoughts come to mind? What would it mean to recognize that when we touch the ground of our being, we also touch our voice? […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 10, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 13, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Right Relationship: Every Person, Buddha; Every Encounter, Dharma; Every Being, Sangha (online)

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 15 - 17, 2024
ONLINE
To be a student of the Dharma is to study the nature of mind and the world through teachings, practices, and training. And in Buddhism, this brings the student into direct contact with various forms of skillful means. We are invited to see our entire life and world as a field of dharma study, bringing […]

Right Relationship: Every Person, Buddha; Every Encounter, Dharma; Every Being, Sangha

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 15 - 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
To be a student of the Dharma is to study the nature of mind and the world through teachings, practices, and training. And in Buddhism, this brings the student into direct contact with various forms of skillful means. We are invited to see our entire life and world as a field of dharma study, bringing […]

Yoga for Easing the Mind

with Guta Hedewig

March 17 - May 5, 2024
ZCNYC
In our hectic, high-speed, and demanding New York City lives, it can be difficult to find moments of composure and clarity. How can we stay centered while not knowing what tomorrow will bring? In these sessions, we are going to explore simple yet profound techniques to help us find a place of centeredness and calm, […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Sunday mornings is back again! Participants for the day must take a rapid test before entering any buildings unmasked (please bring your own test); vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

March 19 - 24, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here. […]

Introduction to Eight Gates of Zen Training

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 23, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The Eight Gates of Zen were developed by John Daido Loori Roshi, and form the basis of training in the Mountains and Rivers Order. They offer us a tangible way to take up the whole of our lives as a path of spiritual practice, thereby revealing that all aspects of our being are vital to our study and practice of the Path. […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 24, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Founding Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 25 - 31, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—March 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 25 - 31, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

March 30, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 31, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

April 5 - 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Genuine Field Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 6, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. It's wonderful to welcome new visitors to the Monastery […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Wonder into Wonder: An Art Practice Retreat

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 12 - 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
The dharma realm in the ten directions arises from the single mind. When the single mind is still, all appearances are entirely exhausted, Which one is over there? Which one is myself?  —Hongzhi  Cultivating the Empty Field Practice instruction   Perhaps the greatest wonder of all is that we have the ability to wonder, to […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (April)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 12, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

April 16 - 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here. […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Precepts II- Entering the Way of Compassion: The Practices of a Bodhisattva with Hogen Sensei

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 19 - 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This second-level retreat is part of the Mountains and Rivers Order training program for receiving the Buddhist precepts, yet it is open to all who are interested in practicing the Dharma. In this retreat, we will examine and discuss bodhicitta—the great aspiration to liberate self and other—and its important role in generating compassion …

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Apple Blossom Sesshin

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 22 - 28, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—April 2024

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 22 - 28, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

April 27, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

April 27, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 28, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

May 3 - 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Introduction to the Eightfold Path of Liberation: Right Relationship

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 4, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The Buddha began and ended his teaching with a discussion of the Eightfold Path, a collection of guidelines in living ethically, training the mind, and cultivating wisdom that bring an end to the causes of suffering. He spoke[…]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Butoh: Receptivity and the Nervous System

with Vangeline

May 9 - 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
How comfortable can we allow ourselves to be in our body? How deeply are we willing to plumb our own depths, to reveal our true face in the mirror? Developed in post-World War II  Japan, butoh is a performance form characterized by deep investigation of  impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. Butoh as a body […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (May)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 10, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Original Brightness Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 11, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Premier Solo Performance: The Slowest Wave

with Vangeline

May 11, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
On Saturday evening, Vangeline will premier a new solo work, followed by a Q&A with the artist. Please join us! The Slowest Wave (excerpt) In collaboration with neuroscientists Sadye Paez and Constantina Theofanopoulou, neuro engineer Jose ‘Pepe’ Contreras-Vidal, and composer Ray Sweeten, Vangeline choreographed a 60-minute ensemble butoh piece during her Gibney Dance DiP Artist […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 15, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 19, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 19, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Ocean Gathering Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 26, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 26, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

May 25, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

May 25, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 26, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Further Steps Along the Path of Zen: Exploring Wisdom and Compassion

with Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

June 14 - 16, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Within the dharma, wisdom and compassion are sometimes spoken of as the two wings of a bird—we need both of them to fly. We can nurture these qualities in how we engage our life as a field of practice. For the most part, the barriers we encounter and the sources of our suffering are created […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 5 - 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

August 2 - 4, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Ango Art Practice: Intimacy Renewing Intimacy: Exploring Relationships of All Kinds (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 1 - May 17, 2024
ONLINE
For this art practice, we will explore relationships of all kinds as we share our ideas, skills, and experiences cultivating connections and building new relationships on ZOOM, Everyone is welcome! Participants work in any medium in your home studio with inspiring Dharma words and prompts offered by Hojin Sensei […]

Weekend Sesshin- Spring Ango Opening

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

March 1 - 3, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

Spring Ango 2024

March 3 - May 26, 2024
Ango is our three-month training intensive that takes place each spring and fall, a rich and sustained opportunity to bring our practice more in tune with our daily lives. This season's theme will be Right Relationship with the World; Expressing Gratitude. The theme will be brought out through readings, talks, mondos, as well as personal […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 3, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

No-Look Drawing Sessions & Zazen

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 8 - May 3, 2024
ZCNYC
Wouldn’t it be joyous to uncover and discover your real love of drawing in a way that may be stress free and that you might not have thought was possible? To be able to touch the mystery of the impermanence directly in front of you and be able to express it? Join […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (March)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 8, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

March 8 - 10, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

A Ringing from Within – Voice Practice Together

with Justin Ward Weber

March 10 - May 26, 2024
ZCNYC
When someone asks you to stand up and speak or tosses you the microphone and says “take it away,” what do you feel? What arises in your body, in your throat? Do you feel at ease, do you feel pinched or scared? What thoughts come to mind? What would it mean to recognize that when we touch the ground of our being, we also touch our voice? […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 10, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 13, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Right Relationship: Every Person, Buddha; Every Encounter, Dharma; Every Being, Sangha (online)

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 15 - 17, 2024
ONLINE
To be a student of the Dharma is to study the nature of mind and the world through teachings, practices, and training. And in Buddhism, this brings the student into direct contact with various forms of skillful means. We are invited to see our entire life and world as a field of dharma study, bringing […]

Right Relationship: Every Person, Buddha; Every Encounter, Dharma; Every Being, Sangha

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 15 - 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
To be a student of the Dharma is to study the nature of mind and the world through teachings, practices, and training. And in Buddhism, this brings the student into direct contact with various forms of skillful means. We are invited to see our entire life and world as a field of dharma study, bringing […]

Yoga for Easing the Mind

with Guta Hedewig

March 17 - May 5, 2024
ZCNYC
In our hectic, high-speed, and demanding New York City lives, it can be difficult to find moments of composure and clarity. How can we stay centered while not knowing what tomorrow will bring? In these sessions, we are going to explore simple yet profound techniques to help us find a place of centeredness and calm, […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Sunday mornings is back again! Participants for the day must take a rapid test before entering any buildings unmasked (please bring your own test); vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

March 19 - 24, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here. […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 24, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Founding Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 25 - 31, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—March 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 25 - 31, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

March 31, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

April 5 - 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. It's wonderful to welcome new visitors to the Monastery […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Wonder into Wonder: An Art Practice Retreat

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 12 - 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
The dharma realm in the ten directions arises from the single mind. When the single mind is still, all appearances are entirely exhausted, Which one is over there? Which one is myself?  —Hongzhi  Cultivating the Empty Field Practice instruction   Perhaps the greatest wonder of all is that we have the ability to wonder, to […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (April)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 12, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

April 16 - 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here. […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Precepts II- Entering the Way of Compassion: The Practices of a Bodhisattva with Hogen Sensei

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 19 - 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This second-level retreat is part of the Mountains and Rivers Order training program for receiving the Buddhist precepts, yet it is open to all who are interested in practicing the Dharma. In this retreat, we will examine and discuss bodhicitta—the great aspiration to liberate self and other—and its important role in generating compassion …

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Apple Blossom Sesshin

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 22 - 28, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—April 2024

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 22 - 28, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

April 28, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

May 3 - 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 5, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Butoh: Receptivity and the Nervous System

with Vangeline

May 9 - 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
How comfortable can we allow ourselves to be in our body? How deeply are we willing to plumb our own depths, to reveal our true face in the mirror? Developed in post-World War II  Japan, butoh is a performance form characterized by deep investigation of  impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. Butoh as a body […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (May)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 10, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 15, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery on Wednesday evenings is back again! At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 19, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
At this time we do not require rapid tests for day visitors but you are welcome to mask; vaccination and boosters are suggested but not required. You can see our updated health protocol here. Please enter through the front door of the Monastery and check in with the front door greeter when you arrive. The […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 19, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Ocean Gathering Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 26, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen...

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 26, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

May 26, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This registration is for returning visitors who have already received beginning instruction in meditation at the Monastery or at Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. If this is your first time visiting the Monastery, in lieu of this registration, we ask you to register for Beginning Instruction/Orientation to the Monastery, which is offered every other Sunday […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Further Steps Along the Path of Zen: Exploring Wisdom and Compassion

with Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

June 14 - 16, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Within the dharma, wisdom and compassion are sometimes spoken of as the two wings of a bird—we need both of them to fly. We can nurture these qualities in how we engage our life as a field of practice. For the most part, the barriers we encounter and the sources of our suffering are created […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 5 - 7, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

August 2 - 4, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Peaceful Dwelling Ango Opening Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 2, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

In Touch with Buddhas and Bodhisattvas: A Sewing Practice

with Tess Kisei Edmonds, MRO

March 5 - May 7, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Perhaps we are open (or desire to be open) to the possibility that we are in midst and in contact with many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, beings who are in the world to be of benefit to others. We make this connection through liturgy of our life. Sometimes they might feel more distant, more “other,” and at times more intangible. We may ask: Are they real? […]

Born as the Earth Sangha Gathering: Central Park Exploration

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Sandy Joshin Del Valle, MRO and James Sanzen Cole, MRO

March 9, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
When you think of Central Park, what comes to mind?  Do you think of a park packed with multitudes of tourists?  Perhaps you picture an urban green space, home to Forever Wild areas and a nature preserve? Or, maybe you reflect on the history of Central Park and the people who once lived within its […]

Introduction to Eight Gates of Zen Training

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 23, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The Eight Gates of Zen were developed by John Daido Loori Roshi, and form the basis of training in the Mountains and Rivers Order. They offer us a tangible way to take up the whole of our lives as a path of spiritual practice, thereby revealing that all aspects of our being are vital to our study and practice of the Path. […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

March 30, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Genuine Field Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 6, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

April 27, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

April 27, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Introduction to the Eightfold Path of Liberation: Right Relationship

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 4, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The Buddha began and ended his teaching with a discussion of the Eightfold Path, a collection of guidelines in living ethically, training the mind, and cultivating wisdom that bring an end to the causes of suffering. He spoke[…]

Original Brightness Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 11, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Zazenkai presents an opportunity to return to the well of introspection and committed Zen practice. The extended schedule includes periods of zazen, liturgy, a face-to-face interview with a teacher, a formal talk and oryoki lunch (formal meal served in the zendo). Zazenkai is an important way for experienced students to further their practice and for […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

May 25, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

May 25, 2024
ZCNYC
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that throughout history have been shown are necessary in order to help humanity not […]

Ango Art Practice: Intimacy Renewing Intimacy: Exploring Relationships of All Kinds (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 1 - May 17, 2024
ONLINE
For this art practice, we will explore relationships of all kinds as we share our ideas, skills, and experiences cultivating connections and building new relationships on ZOOM, Everyone is welcome! Participants work in any medium in your home studio with inspiring Dharma words and prompts offered by Hojin Sensei […]

Spring Ango 2024

March 3 - May 26, 2024
Ango is our three-month training intensive that takes place each spring and fall, a rich and sustained opportunity to bring our practice more in tune with our daily lives. This season's theme will be Right Relationship with the World; Expressing Gratitude. The theme will be brought out through readings, talks, mondos, as well as personal […]

No-Look Drawing Sessions & Zazen

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 8 - May 3, 2024
ZCNYC
Wouldn’t it be joyous to uncover and discover your real love of drawing in a way that may be stress free and that you might not have thought was possible? To be able to touch the mystery of the impermanence directly in front of you and be able to express it? Join […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (March)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 8, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

A Ringing from Within – Voice Practice Together

with Justin Ward Weber

March 10 - May 26, 2024
ZCNYC
When someone asks you to stand up and speak or tosses you the microphone and says “take it away,” what do you feel? What arises in your body, in your throat? Do you feel at ease, do you feel pinched or scared? What thoughts come to mind? What would it mean to recognize that when we touch the ground of our being, we also touch our voice? […]

Right Relationship: Every Person, Buddha; Every Encounter, Dharma; Every Being, Sangha (online)

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

March 15 - 17, 2024
ONLINE
To be a student of the Dharma is to study the nature of mind and the world through teachings, practices, and training. And in Buddhism, this brings the student into direct contact with various forms of skillful means. We are invited to see our entire life and world as a field of dharma study, bringing […]

Yoga for Easing the Mind

with Guta Hedewig

March 17 - May 5, 2024
ZCNYC
In our hectic, high-speed, and demanding New York City lives, it can be difficult to find moments of composure and clarity. How can we stay centered while not knowing what tomorrow will bring? In these sessions, we are going to explore simple yet profound techniques to help us find a place of centeredness and calm, […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—March 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

March 25 - 31, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (April)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 12, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—April 2024

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

April 22 - 28, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

April 27, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (May)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 10, 2024
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores Liturgy, taking up the teachings of the Heart Sutra. As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 26, 2024
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to participate with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule […]

Half-Day Sit (online)

May 25, 2024
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]