Moutains and rivers are just so

Sharing a poem and its meaning. (https://ordinaryzensangha.org/mountains-rivers-are-just-so/) Dharma Talk, Oct. 17, 2021.

The goose that wasn’t.

The goose that wasn’t. A Magician is caught up in her own magic trick! Dharma Talks from our retreat on Saturday, Oct. 2. 2021.

This Is Zen – An all-day retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Retreat will be on Zoom and in person at our Zendo for fully vaccinated individuals.  6:50 am to 7:30 am – Our day starts with Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach (weather permitting). Directions: We will meet Northeast of the last lifeguard tower furthest north of the pavilion. Park in the North Lot. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm –  We begin our retreat with an opening ceremony, chanting the Heart Sutra, and a 30-minute meditation, followed by an introductory […]

Sunday Morning – Practice Session

Ordinary Zen Sangha has reopened. You must be fully vaccinated. Please do not come to the Zendo if you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with Covid. OZS is secular in its approach, no experience is necessary, and all are welcome. We practice at our Zendo Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. We chant the Heart Sutra, practice sitting meditation for 25 minutes, walking meditation for 5 minutes, and another sitting meditation for 25 minutes, followed by a […]

Wednesday Evening – Practice Session

Ordinary Zen Sangha Zendo has reopened. You must be fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended.  Please do not come to the Zendo if you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with Covid. OZS is secular in its approach, no experience is necessary, and all are welcome. We practice at our Zendo Wednesday Evening at 7:00 pm. We chant the Heart Sutra, practice sitting meditation for 25 minutes, walking meditation for 5 minutes, and another sitting meditation for […]

Advice for the Zoom Retreat

Pause and Reflect A Zen Retreat/Workshop – January 30, 2021 7:00 am to 7:30 am – Our day starts with Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach (weather permitting). Directions: We will meet Northeast of the last lifeguard tower furthest north of the pavilion. Park in the North Lot. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – The Retreat/workshop will be on Zoom. We begin our retreat with an opening ceremony, chanting the Heart Sutra, and a 30-minute meditation, followed by an introductory talk by Abbot Will […]

January All-Day Retreat

OZS – All-day Meditation Retreat/Workshop Saturday, January 30, 2021, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm – A day to pause, renew, and strengthen our practice. 7:00 am to 7:30 am – Our day starts with Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach (weather permitting). Directions: We will meet Northeast of the last lifeguard tower furthest north of the pavilion. Park in the North Lot. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – The Retreat/workshop will be on Zoom. We begin our retreat with an […]

Mind, clear like space

Join Abbot Will Rauschenberger of Ordinary Zen Sangha for  Zen Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach Saturday mornings (weather permitting).  Meditating in nature is ideal and we will have the beach mostly to ourselves this early in the morning. This is a wonderful opportunity to meditate together in a safe and beautiful environment (we will practice social distancing, by keeping 8 feet apart). No experience is necessary and all are welcome.  Please bring your own cushion or mat and arrive […]

OZS Meditation on Siesta Key Beach

Every Saturday Morning from 6:50 AM to 7:30 AM Join Abbot Will Rauschenberger of Ordinary Zen Sangha for  Zen Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach Saturday mornings (weather permitting).  Meditating in nature is ideal and we will have the beach mostly to ourselves this early in the morning. This is a wonderful opportunity to meditate together in a safe and beautiful environment. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.  Please bring your own cushion or mat and arrive early […]