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Zazen Gatherings

Daily zazen is the foundation practice of Zen life. Group zazen inspires and helps stabilize our practice. Beginners are welcome at Sunday Zazen Gatherings, at which time there is zazen (Zen meditation) instruction. Thereafter attendance at other gathering times is also possible. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to be seated in the zendo before the period begins, anytime from 30 min. prior to starting time. Open Donation Basket. (Members: Free). Please contact the Zendo for specific dates.

Dress: For zazen, a formal zazen robe is recommended. Otherwise, wear loose fitting clothing in a solid, neutral color, floor length, and with elbow-length sleeves. Please do not wear tank tops, shorts, tight pants, or fragrance. The zendo (zazen hall) can be chilly in winter months; dressing in layers is recommended. Slip-on shoes to and from the zendo are helpful.



9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with tea afterwards. Beginners are welcome as well as those with zazen experience. Zazen/ zazen instruction, chanting, kinhin walking Zen, and Dharma talk sometimes. Vegetarian snack offerings are welcome but not required.





6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Chanting, zazen, kinhin walking, and prostrations. Short tea afterwards. 


To attend: please e-mail endless@epix.net or call 570-925-5077. Dates of zazen gatherings are announced by e-mail. To receive e-notices of impromptu and scheduled events, please e-mail us and ask to be put on the sangha e-list.

The residents' daily morning and evening zazen schedule is open to those who have attended an initial zazen instruction, cannot make it to the zazen gathering times, or would like to intensify their daily practice. Please contact the Zendo for current days and times.

2019 Events Calendar

Jan.     1                      New Year's Day Zazen

            11-19               Rohatsu Sesshin

Mar.     15-23               Soen Roshi Sesshin

            30                    Intro to Zen Training w/ PSU Class

Apr.     28                    Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day

May     24-Jun.1          Ho-On Sesshin

Jun.     28-Jul.5           Summer Sesshin                     

Jul.      12-14               Sangha Work Exchange Weekend

Aug.     9-11                 Obon Work Exchange Weekend

            10                    Obon Lantern Ceremony of Remembrance

            23-25               August Weekend Sesshin

Sep.     20-Oct.4          21st Anniversary 14-Day Sesshin

Oct.     6-Nov.24          Thanks Giving Food Drive

Nov.    15-23               Thanks Giving Sesshin

Dec.     6-8                   Buddha's Enlightenment Weekend Sesshin

            31                    New Year’s Eve Candlelight Ceremony

Jan.     4-12                 2020 Rohatsu Sesshin


Dai Bosatsu Mandala Day ceremonies and other events may be added and

will be announced by email.

For registration or to be added to the EMZ e-list:  please e-mail: endless@epix.net


Suggested Donations:

Guest Residency: $75/1st day, then $50/day. ($45/day - 8 days or more)

Intro to Zen Training:  $50. (students: $30)

Kessei - 1 month: $1,200. (members: $1,000.)

New Year's Eve Candlelight Ceremony: Open Donation Basket

Obon Lantern Ceremony: Open Donation Basket.

Zazenkai: $50. (members: $35.)

Overnight Prior to Event: $60. (members: $45.)

Sesshin - 14-Day: $660. (members: $585.)

Sesshin - 2020 Rohatsu: $465. (members: $415.)

Sesshin - Weekend: $205. (members: $180.)

Sesshin - Weeklong: $435. (members: $390.)

Work Exchange Weekend: Work Exchange with Open Donation Basket.

Zazen Gatherings:  Open Donation Basket (members: free)


Consideration is made for students and hardship situations.

All donations are tax deductible as defined by law.

Endless Mountain Zendo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.



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