White Plains Zen meets
weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm at Saint Bartholomew's Church.
If you are new to Zen
please arrive at 6:45 for a brief introduction.
Zazen: seated meditation involves working with the
and mind: entering into deep silence and stillness, opening to a fresh
awareness. It opens the eye to wisdom and the heart to compassion. Our practice emphasizes the practice of zazen,
recognizing it as a
way for people to deepen their insight of their true self... To
Becoming a Member
There are no
membership requirements. We are an interfaith group and are not bound by any religion. Everyone from all walks of life and from all religious or non-religious
backgrounds are welcome to sit with us. There are no fees or dues, however, donations are accepted via the Offering Bowl.
White Plains Zen, a sittting group started in Feburary 2002 is affiliated with Morning
Star Zendo in Jersey City NJ. All are part of the White Plum Asanga, in the lineage of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi.
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J. Roshi.
White Plains Zen Sangha is a member of the Zen Peacemaker Order (ZPO) based at the Maezumi Institute in Montague,
MA. This is an open and free association of Zen groups, either in the lineage of Bernard Glassman, Roshi , or practicing zen
and socially engaged spirituality. The purpose of the cooperative efforts of the affiliating groups is to maintain zen practice,
realization and actualization, and to nurture, promote and creatively transform zen traditions. The mission, vision and unifying
principles of Zen Peacemakers can be read at www.zenpeacemakers.org or by contacting the ZPS Coordinator, Sally Sonen Kealy at email@example.com
(Email for more info)
Please Join us on April 14th
Daiken Nelson, Sensei
Rev. Daiken Nelson, Sensei began Zen Practice 26 years ago in Iowa, where he was born. Since that time, he has practiced
at the Zen Center of Los Angeles, where he ordained with Nyogen Yeo in 1996; The Zen Peacemaker Order, where he studied with
Roshi Bernie Glassman & Sensei Jishu Holmes; The Village Zendo, where he was Shuso (Head Trainee) under Roshi Enkyo O’Hara
in 2001, Upaya Zen Center, where he studied with Roshi Joan Halifax. For the past four years, he had studied with Sensei
Paco Genkoji Lugoviņa, a Successor to Roshi Bernie. In October, 2013, Daiken received Shiho / Dharma Transmission from Sensei
Prior to focusing on Zen, Daiken was a Social Worker; working with those with Chronic Mental Illness & Substance Abuse
issues. In addition to Zen, Daiken is a Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor, Photographer & Writer.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Questions or comments? Contact us at:
St. Bartholmew's Church
82 Prospect St.
White Plains, NY 10606
Sunday Soup Kitchen April 5th hosted by White Plains Zen.
There is a REAL NEED!
Questions or comments?
Contact us at:
St Bartholomew’s Church
82 Prospect Street