"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.
Fall-Winter 2019 Practice Period Events
Sunday November 17, 2019
1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Saturday November 16, 2019
December 11-15 2019
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
An Evening With Seijaku Roshi
Pine Wind Zen Community
863 McKendimen Road
Shamong, NJ 08088