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 […]

The Korean Buddhist Influence on my life

I subscribe to Everyday Zen Podcasts by Norman Fischer. Norman is a western Zen Buddhist teacher that I feel a kinship with and enjoy his Dharma talks. His podcast about his recent trip to Korea is timely, in many ways.  It will also give you some insight into the great experiment of western zen practice that our Ordinary Zen Sangha is part of.  Everything that has come before informs who we are now. Enjoy! Korean Buddhism and enlightenment fundamentalism Normal Fischer’s […]