At this time, Pine Wind Zen Community, Jizo-an Monastery Temple (Zendo) is Closed for Public Visits until it is safe for us to convene in person once again. In the meantime, like so many others around the world, we’ll be using the Internet to stay connected. Please refer to this web page (see below) for updated information on Livestream, Online Zendo Events, and other ways to connect. You can also keep up with us through our Newsletter and our podcast as well as social media.
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All of the following programs are offered at low cost or without a fee requirement. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through the registration process, or via our Donation Page. Thank you for your support!
Upcoming Online Zendo Programs (Zoom)
for March 2021
"We have looked away from ourselves and toward other for so long that we have forgotten who we are. Zen, Zen- is a road map which when fully engaged can lead us back to ourselves and the only real source for our happiness. There is no magic here and, I am not a magician. Zen-Traning both challenges as well as, provides with ancient techniques and solutions for navigating our lives through whatever challenges life presents us. The techniques we are offered are very simple and because of their simplicity, will prove to be most difficult.
After forty-five years I have concluded however, that if we engage this path wholeheartedly, we will know what it really is to live our lives as fully as possible. Our final destination is where we began our journey - Home." - Seijaku Roshi
The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation)
Livestream Meditation Schedule -
(Monday-Friday 5:30am & Thursdays 9:30am)
EVERY WEEK OF THE MONTH
Zazen is the dharma gate of great ease and joy
— this is the standard Master Dogen lays down.
Join Rev. Genjo LeBlanc for a morning of meditation where we’ll learn to sit with ease and intimacy. We spend this time together in curiosity and exploration. It is an ideal entryway for beginners and even intermediate or long-time meditators who want to refresh and renew the meditation experience. The Ease and Joy of Mornings is for everyone; no one is left out.
In addition to an introduction of some basic Zen forms, you will learn how to establish and maintain a comfortable sitting posture, how to focus on your breath, and how to engage the self with intimacy and curiosity.
REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. DONATIONS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.
The Ease & Joy of Evening Contemplation
Virtual Meditation, Prayer, and Evening Message Online
Livestream Meditation - Tuesday and Thursday Evening 7:00pm -8:oopm
EVERY WEEK of week of the month.
Practice and enlightenment, the masters have long said, are both solitary and social endeavors. We need each other for reflection, encouragement and inspiration. Though some may have a strong capacity for seclusion, sangha is one of the three precious gems for a very good reason. We depend on each other to wake up. "We Are More Together Than Alone"!
You are invited to join Seijaku Roshi or a Senior Monks for a period of seated and walking meditation, prayers for healing and renewal, and a brief Dharma teaching.
Guidelines for Participating (Zazen) Meditation Over Zoom
Please join sittings a few minutes before the scheduled time, so as to be seated and settled in place before the period of zazen begins.
Please keep your microphone muted until the very end.
The group leader will ring three bells to begin zazen.
The group leader will ring one bell to signal the end of zazen.
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering. Wednesday MARC 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join Sensei Emyo Bizub, OGL & The Monks of Pine Wind for an evening designed for Beginners as well as more seasoned students of Meditation and Zen.
The Evening will include a period of seated Zen Meditation (Shikantaza) and Walking Meditation (Kinhinn), Evening Prayers and a Dharma Teaching:
In Buddhism, the practice of intentional silence is called Noble Silence. Going into silence routinely is a deeply spiritual experience. Noble silence is accepting, nonjudgmental and forgiving. These are the qualities we are seeking to nurture in ourselves as we cultivate the sacred within when we sit in silence.
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation
From Suffering - "Saying "Yes" to The Great Mystery"
Wednesday March 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
"Within each of us there is a spirit, which knows from birth how to say yes and not question that yes." - Mark Nepo
We often go through life with a sense of uncertainty or even fear about the future. Yt we all have an innate sense of Harmony and Being that allows us to proceed with fear.
How do we find that "Yes," and how do we cultivate our practice support and strengthen it?
Come learn the techniques that Zen lays out for us in this endeavor.
Join Rabbi Chimon Simon, OGL and The Monks of Pine Wind. The evening will include a period of seated and walking meditation, chanting, and Darma teaching.
Livestream Online Event
Jib Jab Zen
Join The Monks of Pine Wind for a unique opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, and learn whatever we can by coming together is Spiritual Circle.
We will come together in Sacred Community. There will be an hour of Nobel Silence followed by an open discussion on the matters of cultivating a ground for and nurturing our lives as "Spiritual Begins Immersed in A Human Experience".
Don't Miss this unique opportunity offered for the first time to be with The Monks of Pine Wind and Seijaku Roshi in an informal "Jib Jab" and a bowl of tea.
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering - "Biting The Iron Bull"
Wednesday March 17, 2021 7:00pm
What are we trying to change? In actuality, we think if we change ourselves (our self) that we'll be free from suffering or pain which is life...but that desire for change becomes the new "addiction" and so begins a new cycle of round and round on the same old carnival ride...so what are we changing?
Join Rev. Genjo Kevin Leblanc, OGL as he guides us into alignment with "Right View" which leads to "Right Speech", "Right Action", Peace of Mind.
We Are More Together Than Alone - "Slowly Is The Way"
AN EVENING WITH SEIJAKU ROSHI SATURDAY March 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
"The Artists is no other than he or she wo unlearns what they has learned, in order to know themself." -- E. E. Cummings
"We often rush to cultivate our gifts in order to accomplish or secure what we want or dream of, but our beauty is released when we slow down to meet the world through what we're given. In our rush to accomplish and secure our ideas of success and security, we sacrifice life, our experience of life, which will never return to us. Life will unwind us until we accept that the journey of a soul on Earth is to discover what really matters by making good use of our heart."
Join Seijaku Roshi and The Monks of Pine Wind for thus most Sacred exploration -- The Journey of a Soul.
Sunday Morning Liturgy, Prayers, and Dharma Teaching
Sunday March 21, 2021 at 9:00am
You are Invited to join The Monks of Pine Wind for our Monthly Liturgy for Global Healing and Renewal of Faith and Devotion, during these difficult times.
The morning includes Prayers for Healing, Dharma Reading, and a Dharma Teaching.