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Everyone is welcome to drop in to any meditation class. Suggested donation is $10.  For those new to Zen practice we recommed the Beginners’ Orientation and/or Zen 101. If niether of these options work for you, contact us to schedule an appointment with a teacher.  For your first visit, please plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes early.

Sunday - 10 to 11:45 AM: Meditation and Dharma Talk

This is our main weekly meeting.  30 minutes of zazen (silent seated meditation), 5 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation), 25  minutes of zazen, followed by a  Dharma talk and discussion.
Please, arrive at least 5 minutes before the hour.

First Sunday of each month- 10 to 11:30 AM: Meditation and Chanting Service

A very special, once a month opportunity to practice together:
30 minutes of zazen (silent seated meditation), 5 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation), 25  minutes of zazen, f
ollowed by a 20 minute chanting service.  We finish with informal discussion about liturgy. 
In the Zen tradition, liturgy is a practice of making audible what is normally silent.  We blend our voices together as one, reciting wholeheartedly the ancient words of teachers long gone.  These words take on new life as we absorb them, not through the intellect but like Dharma rain, allowing them to wash over us, around us, and through us.
Please, arrive at least 5 minutes before the hour.

Last Sunday of each month - 9:15 to 10 AM: Beginners' Orientation
An introduction to meditation postures and techniques.  Get to know our style of practice, our lineage,  and ways to practice at OMZN.
Tuesday - 7 to 8 PM: Refuge Recovery Group
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness based addiction recovery community that utilizes and practices Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Founded by Buddhist teacher, Noah Levine, Refuge Recovery has peer-led groups all over the country.  Our meeting format is a guided meditation, followed by a reading from the Refuge Recovery book, and then an open discussion. All are welcome.  By donation.  To learn more about Refuge Recovery, visit this site.  https://www.refugerecovery.org/


Wednesday - 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYs OF EACH MONTH: 6:00 TO 7:15 PM: Tea With The Teacher. Starting October 2nd.

1st WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH: 6:00 TO 7:15 PM: Tea With The Teacher

On the first Wednesday of each month we offer an informal opportunity to talk with OMZN’s Teacher. The evening beings with a brief round of sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation. The Teacher will then offer tea and answer questions related to Zen teachings and practice.  In Zen, the beginner’s mind is considered most precious because it is free from pre-conceived ideas about what Zen practice is, or is not.  Anyone interested in Zen is welcome regardless of whether they have practiced one day, or for twenty years.  Topics will include zazen, kinhin, koan study, Zen in daily life, and how to establish a daily meditation practice.     Any practice related questions are welcome.  Please come and a question!

Suggested Donation: $10.

Friday - 12 to 1 PM: Zen Fundamentals

A great offering for those new to Zen practice, or experienced meditators wanting to revisit the early teachings.  A different fundamental teaching of Zen Buddhism will be offered each week.  15 minutes of teaching and discussion, followed by a 15 minute guided meditation.  Walking meditation begins at 12:30, followed by a silent meditation for 20 minutes.  You can come for the entire hour, or enter/leave during walking meditation at 12:30.
Suggested Donation: $10.

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