Jizo-an Zen Community has re-located to our new facility in Cherry Hill, NJ. We have resumed all Livestreaming and in-person events at the new Zendo. Please see below for the latest information on In-Person and Livestreamed Zendo Events, and other ways to connect. You can also keep up with us through our Newsletter, our podcast, as well as Patreon and 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! 

Please note that if you are planning on attending any program in person, you can pay the program registration fee in person at the door.  Registration online is only required if you will be attending the program online via Zoom.  In-person registration can be paid by cash or check.  If paying by check, please make the check out to  The Zen Society. 

Upcoming In-Person & Online Zendo Programs (Zoom) for March 2022
* Please note that masks are now optional when attending in person at the Zendo


The Ease & Joy of Morning Meditation (Virtual Meditation Online Only)

Livestream Meditation Schedule:

Every day (7 Days/week, at 5:30am Online)


Zazen is the dharma gate of great ease and joy

— this is the standard that Master Dogen lays down.

Join us for a morning of meditation where we sit with ease and intimacy. We spend this time together in self-exploration and investigation. It is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. The Ease and Joy of Mornings is open to everyone.


We come together as community to sit zazen, or silent illumination, for 25-30 minutes, followed by the offering of a short reading or reflection, and closing with a recitation of the Four Great Vows and the Benefit for All.   




The Ease & Joy of Evening Meditation & Dharma Discussion

Virtual Meditation and a brief Evening Dharma Discussion (Online Only)

Livestream Meditation: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm 



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."

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 & one bell to signal the end of zazen.



Emyo Flags

 Zen Studies Program - In Person and Online
March 2nd 2022, 7:00pm
Join Sensei Richard Emyo Bizub
 for a Dharma talk:
The Mystic Within You

Most mystics throughout history were part of a religious tradition.  At the same time, anyone actually living an authentic spiritual path has assumed responsibility for their own development.  Mystics seek direct, immediate experience of Ultimate Reality.  For Christians, it is union and communion with God.  for Buddhists it is the realization of Enlightenment. The focus being ultimate wisdom and compassion grounded in the endless Now.


Join Sensei Emyo and the Monks at Jizo-an for an evening of meditation, chanting of the Sutras and contemplation of the Dharma.

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Zen Studies Program - In Person and Online

March 9th , 2022  7:00 pm

Join Rabbi Richard Chimon Simon for a Dharma Talk:

Compassion: What the World Needs Now

"As human beings we all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people, and we also have the potential to be miserable and harmful to others. The potential for all these things is present within each of us." — His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Come explore the concept and practice of Compassion as taught in Buddhism. Learn about promoting positive and useful aspects of oneself and reducing negativity. Positive acts help increase our inner strength, helping us live as spiritual warriors in the world. Teaching us about the Dalai Lama's "promotion of human value"

Join Rabbi Chimon Simon and the Monks of Jizo-an for an evening of meditation, chanting of the Sutras and contemplation of the Dharma.

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Saturday Morning Zazenkai - In Person and Online
March 12th, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Half-day Silent Meditation 

Zazenkai is an opportunity to enter more deeply into this practice called meditation. 
It is open to all; beginners or more experienced practitioners and especially to anyone wishing to continuing and strengthening their practice. These mini 'retreats' are an important aspect of Zen...without these more intensive periods of silent meditation, the true Dharma eye has a difficult time 'staying open'. In more simple terms, we give up more easily.
We will practice periods of seated meditation and periods of walking meditation.

Be sure to arrive a few minutes early for any instructions and to make sure we are able to all begin on time...wear comfortable, loose clothing and socks. Cushions and chairs are provided.

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Donen Teaching

Zen Studies Program - In Person and Online

March 16th 2022, 7:00pm

Join Rev. Orlando Donen Nieves for a Dharma Talk: 

No-Self or Myself ?

The Buddhist teaching on No-Self is often one of the most difficult to comprehend, at times feeling almost Nihilistic when misunderstood. How can it be said that I don't exist?  I'm right here, alive and breathing, and you are also right here alive and breathing.  We exist and have this notion of a self, but the teaching of No-Self points to a much deeper truth and understanding of our existence than most humans search for...What is this Self I call Myself?

Join Orlando Donen and the monks of Jizo-an for an evening of meditation, chanting of the Sutras and contemplation of the Dharma.

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Sunday Morning Liturgy Service - In Person and Online
March 20th, 2022,  9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join the Monks of Jizo-an Zen Community for a morning of meditation, sutra chanting, and prayers offered for peace and healing in the world. 

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