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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Email for more info)
Please Join us
on September, 16th
Michael Koryu Holleran, Sensei
are fortunate to have Sensei Michael Koryu Holleran visit with us.
Michael is a Dharma Heir of Robert Kennedy, SJ, Roshi. He will sit,
(one to one teaching) in the second period and a Dharma talk in the
Michael lived as a Carthusian monk for 22 years, (a Carthusian
monastery can sometimes be described as a community of hermits), seven of which were at the Grande Chartreuse, subject of the film 'Into
Great Silence'. For the last twenty years, he
has been serving as a
parish priest in the Archdiocese of New York.
Please join us!
Reminder: Sunday Soup Kitchen October 12th hosted by White Plains Zen.
There is a REAL NEED!
for details if you would like to help!
Also: Please consider donating any
clothes that you may not need.
This simple act of compassion will help.
9/21 • NYC
White Plains Zen is currently one
of 1,000 organizations —including
many Buddhist organizations and other faith communities — that is
supporting the September 21st People’s Climate March in New York City in
support of international cooperation to limit carbon emissions and
climate change. The march is timed to precede the United Nations
conference on climate change — to be attended by many of the world’s
leaders — in October.
Those members of White Plains Zen who wish to participate will be
meeting up on September 21st with members of other New York City Sanghas
including the Brooklyn Zen Center, Buddhist Council of NY, Buddhist
Global Relief, Downtown Meditation Community, The Interdependence
Project, New York Insight, Rock Blossom Sangha, Shambhala Meditation
Center of New York, Shantideva Meditation Center, Tricycle: The Buddhist
Review, the Village Zendo, and Zen Center of New York City.
In order to get timely information about joining this Buddhist contingent, you can sign up here:
I know the event organizers are hoping for this to be the largest
environmental demonstration ever — they are aiming for about 500,000
participants to send a clear message about the urgency of global warming
and the necessity for action now. They already have a permit to march
from the New York City police, and intend this to be a peaceful and
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Yours in the dharma,
Seth Zuiho Segall
Questions or comments?
Contact us at:
St Bartholomew’s Church
82 Prospect Street