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)
Rev. Daiken Nelson
Please Join us TonightPlease Join us on May 7th
Carl Viggiani, Dharma Holder
We are fortunate to have Carl Viggiani, DH visit with us.
Carl is a Dharma Holder of Robert Kennedy, SJ, Roshi.
Carl began formal study of Zen Buddhism with the Japanese Teacher Eido Roshi in
1987, later moving to Dai Bosatsu Zendo, Eido Roshi's monastery in the Catskills, where he lived and practiced until 1993.
He continued with Daido Loori Roshi at Zen Mountain Monastery, and with Roshi Robert Kennedy at Morning Star Zendo in Jersey
In 2011, Roshi Kennedy made Carl a Dharma Holder,in preparation for becoming a
Sensei (Zen teacher).
He will sit, offer daisan (one to one teaching) in the second period and a Dharma
talk in the last period.
Questions or comments? Contact us at:
82 Prospect St.
White Plains, NY 10606
Zen at Fordham University
Westchester (White Plains/Harrison)
400 Westchester Av
Room 135 West Harrison, NY.
Summer Break - will resume in Sept'
group is open to anyone interested in Zen practice or learning about the gifts of Zen meditation.
Reminder: Sunday Soup
Kitchen 06/02/13 hosted by White Plains Zen.
There is a REAL NEED!
Email 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.
Questions or comments?
Contact us at:
St Bartholomew’s Church
82 Prospect Street
White Plains, NY 10606