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 May 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 & Thursday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm
EVERY 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 May 5, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Join Rev. Donen Nieves, 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, Evening Prayers and a Dharma Teaching:
"Enlightenment is a term we hear quite often in various forms of spirituality, but what is it and how might it be realized in our lives? Is enlightenment possible for each one of us, or is it something that is reserved for only a rare, select few? There are many different ideas and interpretations about enlightenment, and just as many misconceptions, misunderstandings, and expectations. We will explore some of these ideas together."
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation
From Suffering - "Loving Success-Loving What You Do"
Wednesday May 12, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Learn the Zen approach to dealing with modern technology and accepting our Buddha (Divine) nature.
How to move through our complex life in a meaningful way --- together--- to experience our Authentic Nature.
An Evening With Seijaku Roshi - Saturday May 15, 2021pm @ 7:00pm
"The Wind of Awareness"
When you know who you are, who you truly are; And I am not speaking of some spiritual mantle you have adopted to identify yourself with as a member of some group or some community, no I mean who you truly are - then you ave no connection to either the past, the present or future including your desires - You Are Truly Free - Truly authentic."
Join Seijaku. Roshi and the Monks of Pine Wind as we make are way toward better clarity to the real meaning of freedom and authenticity - the keys to sustainable and fulfilling relationships.
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Sunday Morning Liturgy, Prayers, and Dharma Teaching
Sunday May 16, 2021 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.
Virtual Zen Studies Program - The Buddha's Prescription for Cessation from Suffering
Wednesday May 19, 2021 @ 7:00pm
"Buddha & The Devil"
Join Rev. Genjo Kevin Leblanc, OGL as he guides us through a fascinating journey of light and dark. The relationship between contentment and suffering or good and evil, was shakyamuni’s lifelong search; first in his attempt to see it clearly within himself and, later; to teach the almost inexpressible experience of that truth.
So whether we say God and Satan or Buddha and Mara our path is to see their original face.