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Virtual Zendo – FAQ

Welcome to our Virtual Zendo While we are closed during the corona-virus outbreak, we have created a virtual zendo using Zoom.  This page… answers frequently asked questions about zoom access contains our schedule of sits, classes and talks get help with time zone conversion for our sits in your time zone provides information about private interviews […]

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Intro to Meditation Weekend: October 10-11

Join us for this introductory weekend retreat, led by Valerie Forstman.  This short virtual retreat is designed to offer guidance and support for those new to Zen retreats. It will be geared to helping less experienced meditators acclimate to extended periods of sitting and begin to go deeper with their practice. Saturday and Sunday October […]

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Message from Henry: Zen Death

To awaken is to see through it all. It is to see that real nature. But then what? The Zen death. If you’ve been through it, you know you have, even if you can’t say much about it. The consequences are clear. It happens at a moment in time. Yet, it is always this moment, […]

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Dharmatalk: Right Mindfulness

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“… bringing awareness back to the present moment whenever our minds wander …” “… Here, a person dwells, contemplating the body in the body …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. The original sanskrit word smrti, which often gets translated as “mindfulness,” also means “remembering to be aware.” Modern culture offers us many ways to distract […]


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A Precious Path, by Henry Shukman (Video)

Henry describes the heartbreak and profound love that goes along with completely letting go. He further talks about finding a spiritual path and begins with a short reading from Dostoevsky’s The Brother’s Karamazov which includes: Every one of us has sinned against all people…. everyone is really responsible to all people, for all people and […]

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Dharmatalks: Cultivating Meditative Awareness

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“… In our right effort we are developing the capacity to work on the unwholesome …” Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. Right effort in practice, the sixth fold in the Noble Eightfold Path, consists in working to diminish unwholesome states of mind or being. Likewise, the practitioner should work to cultivate states of mind that […]


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