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 for October 2020

"We have looked away from ourselves and toward other for so long that we have forgotten who we are. Zen, Zen-Training, 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

A Course In Living Spiritually - 2020-2021 Ango - Zen Training Program
Beginning Wednesday September 2, 2020


"You don't have to become a monk to train like a monk, but you have train like a monk"

Zen is not a philosophical, theological or an esoteric meditative technique designed for transforming our lives - Zen and Zen Training is "a matter of our lives". It is better understood as a context for "being in the world" which awakens and actualizes our True-Nature. It places the responsibility for discovering both the causes and the solutions for an individuals discontentment or suffering squarely on the individuals shoulders. It always applies to our life right where it is, how it is, and in whatever place or situation we find ourselves in. The techniques demonstrated and mastered in Zen, training the mind-body toward liberation or cessation from suffering are ancient yet, seamless and timeless, reaching back to the very same questions Buddha was asking himself amidst his despair and doubt. It provides solutions for transformation which have been well-honed and proven over generations to work for both the student as well as the teachers who have walked this very path.

To Learn More About Joining The Monks of Pine Wind for Ango 2020-2021

The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation)

Livestream Meditation Schedule -

(Monday-Friday 5:30am & Thursdays 9:30am)

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.




Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering. Wednesday October 7, 2020 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:

Right Speech 

Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering

Wednesday October 14, 2020 7:00pm

Join Rabbi Chimon Simon, 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 on:


  • Restraining Unrisen Unwholsome States

  • Abandoning Arisen Unwholesome States

  • Developing Unrisen Wholesome States

  • Maintaining Arisen Wholesome States


Not Two - Home Practice Half-Day Meditation
The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation

Saturday October 10, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm

Welcome to "Not Two", a way to bring elements of a formal (shikantaza) meditation practice by The Monks of Pine Wind and The Community, into your daily life. You are invited to Join The Monks of Pine Wind forMorning Meditation, Prayers, and a Dharma Teaching.


We’ve designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in during this time of COVID-19. People can engage fully in their homes. 

The morning will include a brief instruction in seated meditation (skiantaza), walking meditation (Kinhinn), and Zendo Etiquette; followed by Liturgy and a Dharma Teaching.


Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering

Wednesday OCTOBER 21, 2020 7:00pm

Join Rev. Genjo LeBlanc, 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 on:


  • Abstaining From Harming Living Beings

  • Abstaining From Taking What Is Not Given You

  • Abstaining From Misbehaving Among Sensual Pleasures

  • Abstaining From Intoxication Leading To Headkesness


We Are More Together Than Alone -

Speaking Truth in These Troubled and Polarized Times

Saturday OCTOBER 17, 2020 7:00pm

An Evening With Seijaku Roshi

We all continue to live in unprecedented times and many people are suffering, both physically and emotionally.  Yet we can seize  precious opportunities, opportunities for support and hope, and for us to touch into the truth of uncertainty, fear, and loss that we are all facing, to discover what our fear so often does not allow for us to see.

Join Seijaku Roshi as we explore the Power of Speaking Truth to Ourselves and Others, grief, loss, uncertainty, and the skills necessary for working with the profound disruptions we are all facing today as a result of the presence of COVID-19 in our lives. 


All over the world, many people are physically isolated, some people with no one to talk to or with whom they can receive support. Our intention for this evening is to create a space where we can be together to learn from one another as we navigate these troubled times. This gathering is not meant to give people all the answers as much as it is to instead “bear witness together” to the pain and love that is present in this time, knowing we need each other now more than ever - That We Are More Together Than Alone!


Sunday Morning Liturgy, Prayers, and Dharma Teaching

Sunday OCTOBER 18, 2020 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.

Click Here to Access This Event.  To Make a Donation Please Click Here.

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