Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim

Sept. 13,14,15, 2019 Friday, September 13 – 7:00 pm – Dharma Talk Topic: ‘Zen — the mind of emptiness and abundance‘. Afterward, Sunim will answer your questions. Saturday, September 14 – 9:00 am – 5:00pm – Silent retreat Some instructions on meditation, then chanting begins the silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and optional Kong-an interviews. (Bring a brown bag lunch, tea, and drinks will be served.) We will end the day with a Dharma talk. Sunday, […]

Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice

There is no set fee to participate, however, a donation will help defray our costs and is gratefully accepted. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. We have some cushions (zafus) and chairs, however, if you have your own zafu, we encourage you to bring your own. Meditation instruction is available. If you need instruction, we recommend you arrive at least 15-20 minutes early (See “How to sit for Zazen“). The doors open at 6:30 pm and the practice session begins promptly at 7:00 pm with […]

Sunday Evening Meditation Practice

OZS is secular in its approach, no experience is necessary, and all are welcome. There is no set fee to participate, however, a donation will help defray our costs and is gratefully accepted. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. We have some cushions (zafus) and chairs, however, if you have your own zafu, we encourage you to bring your own.  Meditation instruction is available. If you need instruction, we recommend you arrive at least 15-20 minutes early. What and When: The doors open […]

Wednesday Evening Dharma Study – Teachings of Bodhidharma

7:00 pm-8:30 pm What: We will begin studying the Zen teachings of Bodhidharma on August 29, 2018, for 6 weeks. (We will be using “The Teaching OF BODHIDHARMA” by Red Pine as a reference.) Wednesday, August 22, 2018, will be an introduction. Here is an outline or study plan for the following 6 weeks (subject to change). Bodhidharma is considered the founder of Zen in China and is the patriarch of millions of Zen Buddhists. Where better to start a […]