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 December 2020
"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)
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.
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering. Wednesday December 2, 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:
Topic: GREAT FAITH
Almost every religion or belief system calls for having faith in something external, usually in the form of a god or gods. Since Buddhism is not really a religion in the traditional theistic sense, and is more of a way of life, faith takes on a different role. It takes on the role of practice. If there is any one aspect of faith that is common to all Buddhist traditions, it is that we have faith that we can find a safe place take refuge. We find this sanctuary in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
O-Rohatsu Sesshin - Home Practice Meditation Intensive
CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED
We Are More Together Than Alone - is way to bring elements of a formal Zen Meditation intensive into your daily life.
At this time "On-Campus Registration" is not available. You will be able to participate with PWZC O-Rohatsu Sesshin via Zoom Livestream.
We’ve designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in during this time of social distancing. Some people can engage fully with a sesshin schedule in their homes; others may seek the rigors and rewards of a zazen intensive while navigating their ongoing responsibilities to work, family and friends. We Are More Together Than Alone - can hold it all as we sit together, even while our needs and experiences might be quite diverse.
After registering, you’ll receive further guidance on how to engage with the retreat, and a full schedule of the Monastery’s retreat schedule. You can base your own sitting around that or sit your own schedule.
There will be a Zoom offering for Opening Guidelines on Wednesday night and all participants, especially new ones, are encouraged to attend (regardless of day or days you plan to join us), and an evening Closing Reflections on Saturday evening.
Registration - Suggested Donation - $100 full-event - $75 for partial attendance - and $25 per/day Livestream Zoom Participation.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER HERE
ORohatsu Sesshin Schedule
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering - "Facing and Transforming Our Anger"
Wednesday December 16, 2020 7:00pm
The Buddha recognized that anger has the ability to bring us humans to such destructive states that he listed anger as one of the 3 pure poisons.
Through the great wisdom teachings, anger can be understood. When anger is transformed, it can become great compassion, great courage and at the same time, can take on the face of anger that stands up to injustices without the destructive qualities of violence.
Join Reve Genjo Leblanc, OGL and The Monks of Pine Wind for an evening including, a oeriod of seated meditation, prayer, and Dharma teaching.
We Are More Together Than Alone - Harnessing The Power of Your Inherent Wisdom
Saturday December 19, 2020 7:00pm
An Evening With Seijaku Roshi -
For so many the spiritual journey is launched from a place of low self-esteem, self criticism, and/or childhood trauma. Yet, the aim and objective of any Authentic Spiritual Journey is to liberate oneself from all fear oriented points-of-view.
Buddhism teaches us that each of us without exception possess "Basic Goodness," and "an wellspring of inherent wisdom.
You Are Buddha - Awaken the Well-Spring of your Inherent Wisdom...
Join Seijaku Roshi and The Monks of Pine Wind as we explore the Journey toward "The Highest and most Paradoxical form of Realization" - YOU ARE BUDDHA!
Sunday Morning Liturgy, Prayers, and Dharma Teaching
Sunday December 20, 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.