Practice at the Village Zendo

  • Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early in order to minimize disruptions during zazen.
  • A maximum of 25 people will normally be allowed in the space.
  • Masks are optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.
  • Air purifiers have been placed throughout the space. Hospital-grade filters have been installed in the HVAC system. Windows will be opened when possible.
  • We will continue to maintain the Zendo’s high standard of cleanliness.
  • These precautions are subject to change depending on public health conditions.
Click Here For Our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Dear Village Zendo Members and Friends,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that transmission rates for COVID-19 in our local counties are low.

As a result, the Executive Committee of the Village Zendo has determined that effective immediately the use of masks will be optional for in-person practice at the Zendo. We will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter the Zendo.

You are still very welcome to wear a mask when you attend Village Zendo events.

If you have a condition that impairs your immune system, and if you are over the age of 75, we recommend that you wear a mask.

If you have fever, chills, cough, sneezing, runny nose or a new rash please take appropriate care of yourself and do not come to the Zendo until you have recovered.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, please wear a mask.

Any member may still choose to wear masks or N95s. Please respect their decision.

Please be aware that if community transmission of COVID-19 or Flu return to CDC high or substantial levels, we may be required to return to mandatory masking. Staying up-to-date with vaccines remains the most important way to prevent the serious complications from COVID-19.

In-Person Practice Schedule:


7:30am – 8:30am  Zazen

6:30pm – 8:00pm  Zazen


7:30am – 8:30am  Zazen

6:30pm – 8:00pm  Zazen


7:30am – 8:30am  Zazen

5:30pm – 6:00pm  Zazen
6:05pm – 6:30pm  Dharma Talk & Service


9:30am – 9:35am  Service
9:35am – 10:05am  Zazen
10:05am – 10:15am  Kinhin
10:15am – 10:45am  Zazen
10:45am – 10:55am  Kinhin
10:55am – 11:25am  Dharma Talk

Or, on the first Sunday of every month:

Body, Breath, and Mind, an Introduction to Zen:
9:30am – 11:00am

Visiting Us For the First Time?

Consider joining us for our weekly, online Learn to Meditate workshop. Or join us in person the first Sunday of every month for Body, Breath, and Mind: An Introduction to Zen.


260 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Entrance located on St. John’s Lane

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