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Dharma Talk – Musho

Jan. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 12, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 16, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Musho will give a Dharma talk at 6:35pm. Please join us for two fine periods of meditation before the talk, starting at 5:30 pm.


Forms of Emptiness – Liturgy Practice

Jan. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 20, 2015
5:30 pmto7:30 pm
March 20, 2015
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
April 17, 2015
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
May 15, 2015
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
June 19, 2015
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
July 17, 2015
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

A Workshop in Village Zendo Liturgy

Zen forms are ways to help support ourselves and each other in seeing our lives as they are moment to moment, and to continually remind us of our conviction to stay awake.

The sounds and movements we see around the Zendo may seem random and incidental, but are always gateways to come back to right now, and also communicate what is happening at specific moments in time.

This workshop will serve as an opportunity to become more familiar with these forms, and also to practice getting good tone out of the various zendo instruments.

Registration not required.



The workshop will be led by Village Zendo Liturgy Master Tokuyu Manasia and is open to anyone who would like to attend. 


Zazenkai with Dharma Talk by Shinryu

Jan. 7, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 18, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat (zazenkai) is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance.

Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.

Pre-registration required: $25 for members, $50 for non-members.
For more information, please contact

8:15 Zazen
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
9:05 Zazen
9:40 Kinhin
9:50 Zazen
10:20 Kinhin
10:30 Dharma Talk by Myoko
11:05 Kinhin
11:20 Zazen
11:50 Kinhin
12:00 Oryoki Lunch

12:45 Clean Up, Silent Rest

1:30 Zazen
2:00 Kinhin
2:10 Zazen
2:40 Slow Kinhin
2:55 Zazen
3:25 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan

Dharma Talk Soshin

Mar. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

April 19, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

shin will give a dharma talk.

Path of Intimacy — Year long study with Roshi and Joshin

Dec. 23, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 25, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
April 19, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 31, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 28, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 19, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 27, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 25, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 22, 2015
1:30 pmto4:30 pm


Path of Intimacy: Bringing Zen Practice Home

Led by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, PhD and Barbara Joshin O’Hara, LCSW


How do we break free of our fixed view of the ‘way things are’ and open to a new ‘virtuosity’ of mind? Join us in this new Path series to deepen our understanding and practice of what it means to be intimate with our lives. Our study texts will be Roshi Enkyo O’Hara’s ‘Most Intimate’ and Peter Hershock’s’ ‘Liberating Intimacy.’ The readings will be used as a springboard for discussion, experiential exercises and personal reflection.

Tuition: $600 due at registration. Class size limited.

To register, mail or bring a check to The Village Zendo, 588 Broadway, Suite 1108, New York, NY 10012

For further information contact

Beginning Instruction: Ikai

Dec. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 9, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
March 2, 2015
6:30 pmto7:35 pm
April 20, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm

For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30pm (arrive at least a few minutes early) and lasts until 7:05.  Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. The two sitting periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. The evening concludes with a chanting of the four vows and three bows. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.

There will be no midday zazen today

Mar. 11, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Fusatsu followed by Sangha Tea

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 26, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
April 23, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
May 28, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
June 25, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
September 24, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
November 19, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm

A Traditional Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement and Purification

Followed by Sangha Tea

Fusatsu is an ancient Buddhist chanting and bowing ceremony of atonement and purification that provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our deep karmic entanglements.There will be a talk on one of the Bodhisattva precepts.

5:30pm – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30 – 6:35 slow kinhin
6:35 – 7:20 Fusatsu ceremony
Followed by sangha tea which ends around 8

Practitioners are encouraged to attend the periods of zazen preceding Fusatsu.

Sangha Tea is an informal time to meet other sangha members and teachers. Light refreshments are served.


Just Sitting

Mar. 23, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 25, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 23, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 27, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 25, 2016
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zenrin Kushu, Fifteenth-century China

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Sitting offers a free and spacious afternoon of meditation, an opportunity for pure practice without anything extra.

The afternoon will be liturgy-free and you may join in or leave at any time during the three-hour period.

Fees: For members, no charge; non-members, suggested donation $10.
No registration required.

For information contact: Howard Thoresen at

Dharma Talk – Soten

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 8, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
February 19, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
March 12, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
April 26, 2015
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Soten will give a dharma talk.

Neil Soten Theise