Visiting The Temple

Zen Center of New York City: Fire Lotus Temple

Please make your first visit to Zen Center of New York City on a Sunday morning. Each Sunday from 9:30 to 12:30 we offer a program that includes liturgy, zazen (Zen meditation), and a talk by a teacher or senior MRO student. The Sunday morning program will introduce you to the practice of Zen and give you a feeling for how we train in the MRO. Those joining us for the first time receive beginning instruction in zazen. We ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Once you have come for our Sunday Program and have received beginning instruction, you are welcome and encouraged to join us for zazen and liturgy throughout the week. For additional information see our “What to Expect at the Sunday Morning Program” page.

For more information, please contact us at or 718-875-8229

Click here to see the Temple’s zazen schedule.

Beginning Instruction

Instruction in zazen is offered every Sunday as part of our Sunday morning program. If you are unable to attend on a Sunday, please call the Temple training office to arrange for beginning instruction at another time.

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