Join us for meditation instruction every Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
This is for anyone interested in starting a meditation practice, and anyone that’s never practiced in a zendo before.
Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30 (arrive by 6.20 pm) and lasts until 7:05. Sensei Joshin O’Hara will be leading instruction. Sensei Barbara Joshin O’Hara, MA, LCSW, a co-founder of Village Zendo, received Dharma Transmission from Roshi O’Hara in April, 2006. She began her formal training in 1986 with Roshi John Daido Loori, spending three years in monastic residency at Zen Mountain Monastery. Sensei Joshin is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist who also studied the Diamond Heart Work and believes there is no more important work than investigating what keeps us from being able to be fully present to our own experience. She maintains a private practice in the West Village.
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 30-minute meditation periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.
Suggested donation: $10