"In this time of challenge and uncertainty, Pine Wind Zen Community invites and welcomes every person seeking refuge in the ancient teachings of wisdom, compassion, and fellowship, with a living and thriving monastic and lay-community."
Welcome to The Community For Spirituality & Contemplation - Jizo-an Monastery
We are a diverse community of Contemplative 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; 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 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, and grounds, afford an atmosphere in which quiet reflection and prayer are accessible to all.
Whether you come for a Wednesday Evening Class, a seminar, or a one-day or half day, or weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience the Monastery's cloister - a dynamic integrated spiritual community and a place to encounter your own inner silence, wisdom, and compassion.
Coming in February 2020
1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Saturday February 8, 2020
Sunday February 16, 2020
An Evening With Seijaku Roshi
Meeting Life's Challenges & Difficulties
Saturday February 15, 2020
by Joe Lamberti, Cherry Hill Courier-Post
Pine Wind Zen Community
863 McKendimen Road
Shamong, NJ 08088