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As I am sure that you are aware by now, during a June thunderstorm a tree crashed through the roof of our zendo. At that time the town declared our suite unsafe until the structural integrity of the building is restored. The management of Executive Mews anticipates that the necessary repairs should be completed by the end of September. Their plan is to have us back in our suite for October.

In the interim we will be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill (see address below). Our first program at this location will be this Wednesday night, August 2nd. Our programs will be the same as at Executive Mews with one exception.  Since Sunday’s are already booked by others, we will not be able to hold our Sunday morning liturgy. The monks look forward to you joining us in person or via Zoom.


Unitarian Universalist Church

401 Kings Highway North

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


We will be meeting in the lower level of the Hillside Building. When you enter the driveway from Kings Highway the parking lot will be on the right. Facing the buildings from the parking lot the Hillside Building is the smaller one to the right.

The Order of The Great Lights

The Zen Society, Jizo-an Zen Community

Our Mission...

We are a diverse community of Lay Contemplative Zen Monks, founded in 1985 by our brother, the Abbot Seijaku Roshi. Inspired by a monastic tradition reaching back centuries, and supported by men and women from all walks of life, we are shaped by the teachings of the Buddhadharma, the Mystical Torah, the Rule of Saint Benedict, and the Gospels.


We hope to live the teachings of Loving-kindness, Compassion, and Benevolent Service for all beings together.  Seeking to help create an "Enlightened Society," we hope that we will, in some measure, foster the healing and reconciliation of the whole human family.

We offer both traditional and innovative ways to nurture and engage Authentic Spirituality through our public programs and retreats. All are welcome to visit, and to join us in our celebrations of common prayer, meditation, and learning.

Our Zendo or Meditation Hall  affords an atmosphere in which quiet reflection and prayer are accessible to all.


Whether attending in-person or online, a Wednesday Evening Zen Studies Class, a seminar, Liturgy Service, or a full-day or half-day retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience a welcoming and contemplative environment — a dynamic, integrated spiritual community and a place to encounter your own inner silence, wisdom, and compassion.

"Community is the Spirit, the Guiding Light, whereby people come together to fulfill a purpose, to help others fulfill their purpose, and to take care of one another."


 Our Life Values (FAQ)                Photo Gallery of The Monks

Jizo-an Zen Community offers a variety of in-person and online programs to inspire, serve, and educate the public about the Dharma and the meaning of Living Spiritually in the World — Living a Zen-Inspired Life.  We offer both free programs, as well as programs accessible by donation. 

Please note that if you are planning on attending any program in person, you can pay the program registration fee in person at the door.  Registration online is only required if you will be attending the program online via Zoom.  In-person registration can be paid by cash or check, made out to The Zen Society.


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by Joe Lamberti, Cherry Hill Courier-Post
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Jizo-an Zen Community

1930 Marlton Pike E.

Executive Mews, Suite L-63

Cherry Hill, NJ  08003


T. 856.248-0776



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