Online Programs

For the Health and Safety of All

With a deep breath of relief and remembrance, we are increasingly adding in-person events to our calendar. Please refer to this web page (see below) for regularly updated information on programs at ZMM at ZCNYC, as wells as webcasts, online retreats, and other ways to connect. Our daily zazen and Sunday programs are accessible through zmm.org/live. 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 at low cost or without a fee requirement. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through the registration process, or  via our donation page. 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. (Info meetings are also listed here.)

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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

Hints from the Universe: a Summer Art Practice Series (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 7 - August 30, 2024
ONLINE
“With all its many risks, this life endures No more than windblown bubbles in a stream. How marvelous to breathe in and out again, To fall asleep and then awake refreshed.” ―  Nagarjuna's Letter To A Friend Material for our work surrounds us at every turn woven into nature, in conversations, in people, in colors and […]

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

June 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

LGBTQIA+ Community Meeting – Moving Forward (online)

June 13, 2024
ONLINE
LGBTQIA+ Quarterly Group Meeting—A support and discussion group for anyone who identifies as a part of the LGBTQIA+ Community. You are welcome to join us at our quarterly meeting as we gather together to provide a safe refuge. Each meeting will feature speakers who will offer and share their personal stories of identity and zen […]

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

with Shoan Ankele, Osho 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 […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

June 16, 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

June 16, 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 […]

Beacons of Wisdom, Leadership, and Community: Stories of Our Early Buddhist Foremothers (online)

with Wendy Garling

June 20, 2024
ONLINE
As much as their participation has been undervalued, women comprised an integral, dynamic half of the Buddha’s original fourfold sangha. Evidence of this becomes clear reading across the early literature, especially the Jatakas, Therigatha, Theri-apadana and many canonical sutras. Truly a unique cohort, these first Buddhist women had the marvelous good fortune to be direct […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

June 23, 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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—June 2024

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 24 - 30, 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 […]

Summer Solstice Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 24 - 30, 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

June 30, 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, Shoan Ankele, Osho 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 […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

July 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 […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

July 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. 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 […]

Weekend Sesshin

with Shoan Ankele, Osho and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 12 - 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
A weekend sesshin is a great way to experience sesshin for the first time, and also a wonderful opportunity for more experienced practitioners. Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (July)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

July 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

July 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

July 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

July 17, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

On Death & Dying: Allowing Death to Teach Us How to Live

with Rev. Trudi Jinpu Hirsch-Abramson

July 19 - 21, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Who wouldn’t rather avoid the subject of death? Most of us may wait until we are face-to-face with it before ever wondering: Who am I? However, death can be one of our greatest teachers; awareness of our mortality can actually enrich our lives. But first we need to embrace the inescapable truth that we will […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

July 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 […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

July 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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—July

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 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 […]

Interdependence Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

July 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, Shoan Ankele, Osho 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 […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

August 4, 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 Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

August 4, 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 […]

At Home in Rock and Water: A Wilderness & Meditation Retreat

with Shoan Ankele, Osho and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

August 5 - 11, 2024
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Zen teachings abound with images from nature. From dew on the grasses to the wind in the pines, the insentient continually offer their profound teachings of being just-as-it-is. In this retreat, we’ll pack our canoes and head into the gorgeous waters of Little Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks, bringing our practice of presence and wonder […]

Mountain Bowl, Mountain Fire—A Clay Retreat

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Katie Yosha Scott-Childress

August 7 - 11, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
We are happy to again to welcome participants for this four-day clay retreat. We will begin working with wet clay and work through the week towards a day of glazing and Raku firing. This year we're celebrating this dynamic duo leading this retreat together for over 16 years! We’ll learn to form clay bowls by […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (August)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

August 9, 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

August 11, 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 Online

with Chris Yudo Abraham

August 11, 2024
ONLINE
Learn how to sit zazen and establish a personalized practice space of your own. There will be plenty of time for questions. Offered approximately every six weeks. Join us afterwards on Livestream.com/MRO for the Monastery's Sunday Morning Program at 9am for morning Liturgy, followed by zazen and Teisho [Dharma Talk] at 11am. Please plan to […]

Intermediate Kyudo: Zen Archery Intensive

with Don Symanski

August 13 - 18, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
This is one of the foremost Kyudo training opportunities in the US. You'll receive personalized instruction in the basic principles of the kyudo form as well as formless aspects of Kyudo as a meditation practice. This retreat is designed for anyone who has taken “first shot” at the Monastery or elsewhere…

Beginning Instruction on Wednesday Evenings at Zen Mountain Monastery

August 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

Beginners Kyudo: Zen Archery Intensive

with Don Symanski

August 14 - 18, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Through meticulous attention to detail, all aspects of the Kyudo form and movements provide a subtle mirror of the self, as well as an opportunity for deep study. In this outstanding retreat, beginners will receive training in the Seven Coordinations…

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

August 18, 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 Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

August 18, 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 […]

Hazy Moon Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 19 - 25, 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—August

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 19 - 25, 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

August 25, 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 […]

Wisdom and Compassion (online)

with Anam Thubten Rinpoche

August 29, 2024
ONLINE
"The Heart Sutra is the essential synthesis of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras, and has been a catalyst for the awakening of many people in the past. Prajnaparamita means the transcendent wisdom, which is the realization of the great emptiness. I am very happy that we are now going to study this profound sutra together" Anam Thubten In his […]

Weekend Sesshin- Fall Ango Opening

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

August 30 - September 1, 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

September 1, 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, Shoan Ankele, Osho and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

September 6 - 8, 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

September 8, 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

September 8, 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 […]

Sesshin for Black, Indigenous, Asian and People of Color (BIAPOC)

with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Osho

September 12 - 15, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
Please join us for the MRO’s second BIAPOC-only sesshin at Zen Mountain Monastery.  In this silent retreat, we hope to create a safe affinity space for members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian and People of Color (BIAPOC). New or more experienced BIAPOC practitioners are welcome to join us. Together, we will embrace the liberatory […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (September)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

September 13, 2024
ONLINE
There will be time for questions and discussion set aside. These seminars were designed with Practicing Members in mind, but they are perfect for all those looking to explore more deeply as well as those newer to practice. Our online programs are offered […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

September 15, 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

September 18, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

Opening to Darkness in Unsettling Times

with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Osho

September 19 - 22, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
We are born from the darkness. We return to the darkness. And throughout all of our lives, the darkness is ever-present. Yet do we really understand the dark? With Opening to Darkness, Zenju Osho explores darkness as a cosmic landscape for transformation within unsettling times, rooting her teachings in indigenous earth-based wisdom, her Buddhist practice, and her […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

September 22, 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

September 22, 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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—September

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

September 23 - 29, 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 […]

Mountains and Rivers Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

September 23 - 29, 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

September 29, 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, Shoan Ankele, Osho and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

October 4 - 6, 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

October 6, 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

October 6, 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 […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (October)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

October 11, 2024
ONLINE
There will be time for questions and discussion set aside. These seminars were designed with Practicing Members in mind, but they are perfect for all those looking to explore more deeply as well as those newer to practice. Our online programs are offered […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

October 13, 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

October 15 - 20, 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

October 16, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

October 20, 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

October 20, 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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—October

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

October 21 - 27, 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 […]

Harvest Sesshin

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

October 21 - 27, 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

October 27, 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, Shoan Ankele, Osho and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

November 1 - 3, 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

November 3, 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

November 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 […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice (November)

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

November 8, 2024
ONLINE
There will be time for questions and discussion set aside. These seminars were designed with Practicing Members in mind, but they are perfect for all those looking to explore more deeply as well as those newer to practice. Our online programs are offered […]

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

November 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 […]

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

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

November 12 - 17, 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

November 13, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
It's wonderful to welcome new visitors in-person to the Monastery for Wednesday evening beginning instruction in zazen and orientation to the Monastery. We ask that participants stay for the entire length of the program. We will offer beginning instruction from 7-8pm. Afterward, everyone can join kinhin (walking meditation) and the last period of zazen in […]

Introduction to “Feeding Your Demons®” (online)

with Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

November 14, 2024
ONLINE
Are you wrestling with your demons? Struggling with depression, anxiety, illness, an eating disorder, a difficult relationship, fear, self-hatred, addiction, or anger? The the harder we fight our demons, the stronger they become. If we want to liberate ourselves from the fight once and for all, we must reverse our approach and nurture our demons. […]

Beginning Instruction on Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

November 17, 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

November 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 […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—November

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

November 18 - 24, 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 […]

Great Aspiration Sesshin

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

November 18 - 24, 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...

Sunday Mornings at Zen Mountain Monastery

November 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 […]

Drawing Before You Know It!

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 8 - August 18, 2024
ZCNYC
Drawing is one of the most versatile, nimble, shape-shifting creative modalities: it can expand, generating movement and fluidity in all directions, and also contract, looking slowly into minute, direct detail. Much of the shape-shifting happens by letting go of control, letting go of ideas about what a thing is or what a drawing needs to […]

Lotus Moon Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 15, 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 […]

A Ringing from Within – Arising Heart Rhythm

with Justin Ward Weber

June 16 - August 4, 2024
ZCNYC
Just as in zazen practice, when we give ourselves the gift of calm center, we release excess tension and allow voice and body to vibrate freely, just like tapping the tuned head of a drum that rings a deep sonorous and spacious sound. Let us ask the question together: “What are you drumming, ringing, singing into your life at this very moment?

Free Your Voice

with Sylvia Nakkach

June 22, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
We are delighted to welcome Silvia Nakkach back to Fire Lotus Temple for this day of voice practice. This half-day retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to work directly with Silvia through deep chant, medicine melodies, ragas and ceremonial songs. No experience is necessary: we all have a voice to bring forward and Silvia has this remarkable way of guiding us to find the body as this amazing instrument of sound. Please join us! […]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

June 29, 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)

June 29, 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[…]

Gathering Heart Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 13, 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 […]

Authentic Movement: Opening to the Body’s Voice

with Paula Josa-Jones

July 20, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
Authentic Movement is a practice of listening and attunement, of slowing down and opening to a more intuitive sense of body and psyche. In the presence of a compassionate witness, the mover surveys their own inner landscape of the body and allows themself to be moved by whatever impulses arise. Through this process, the mover discovers their own compassionate inner witness.…]

Half-Day Sit (online)

July 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[…]

Half-Day Sit (onsite)

with MRO Staff

July 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 […]

Touching the Earth at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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

August 3, 2024
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Join us in this Touching the Earth sangha outing and let’s see what’s in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this summer. As we tour through the grounds, we will learn historical background about the gardens, some breath practices, and take up the practice of illuminated journaling. […]

Mountain Posture Zazenkai

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 17, 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)

August 24, 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

August 24, 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 […]

Precepts II – Entering the Way of Compassion: The Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

September 14, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The vow of the Bodhisattva is to alleviate suffering and give selflessly for the benefit of all beings—to live with compassion. According to Buddhist teachings, each of us is naturally endowed with compassion. So why do generosity, kindness and patience so often seem difficult to bring forth? What constricts our hearts and ability to respond […]

Open Hearth Art Practice Presents: The Belle Of Amherst by William Luce

with Sybil Seisui Rosen

September 15, 2024
Zen Center of New York City
The Belle of Amherst by William Luce is a funny, wise, poignant rendering of America's most loved (and least known) poet, Emily Dickinson. The one-woman play is an intimate glimpse into the poet's unusual life – her legendary seclusion, the close circle of her family, the men who loved her.