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Welcome!

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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.

Our Practice:

Zazen: seated meditation involves working with the body, breath, 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 Awaken!

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.

About
White Plains Zen

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.              

Our guiding teacher: 
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J. Roshi.

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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 sonen@zenpeacemakers.org
 

           
Upcoming Retreats
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Upcoming Guest Teachers








  • 2014 Walk to Feed the Hungry

    Date:  Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Location: Riverside Park, North Lawn - New York City

    For more info: 


    http://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalRelief/new-york-city-2014-walk-to-feed-the-hungry


    To contribute click here: 


    http://www.firstgiving.com/Team/275880?joinTeam=true



    Please Join us on October 14th

    Guest Teacher

    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 Genkoji.

    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.  


    Questions or comments? Contact us at:

    E-Mail:
    whiteplainszen@gmail.com

    website: whiteplainszen.org


    914.403.3623

    St. Bartholmew's Church

    82 Prospect St.

    White Plains, NY 10606



    Reminder: Sunday Soup Kitchen October 12th 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. 





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    82 Prospect Street
    White Plains, NY 10606