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"The real way circulates everywhere; how could it require practice or enlightenment? The essential teaching is fully available; how could effort be necessary? Furthermore the entire mirror is free of dust; why take steps to polish it? Nothing is separate from this very place. Why journey away? And yet, if you miss the mark by even a strand of hair, you are as distant as heaven from earth." -- Dogen Zenji
 
Two Arrows Zen is a Zen Buddhist lay practice community. We sit in meditation every weekday morning. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with meditation or Buddhism is expected or required.
 

What follows is information about our weekly schedule, one day retreats, and three introductory talks. Please click on the Events tab for more program information.


Public Schedule

Weekday Mornings

Morning sitting - Monday through Friday               7:00 - 7:35; 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Morning Service, Thursday                                    7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

 

Weekday Evening

Evening sitting - Thursday only                             7:00 - 7:35; 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.

 

Samu (Work Practice)

Tuesday evening                                                    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The zendo is closed for major holidays, and during Spring and Winter Sesshin. Please check the Two Arrows Zen Calendar for the schedule.


 

Days of Zen - Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Sensei

Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei offers Days of Zen which are half-day practice periods on Saturdays throughout the year. You will receive basic mediation instruction, and an opportunity for a personal interview with Mugaku Sensei. The program includes meditation and instruction from 7:45 am - 1:00 pm, and a social lunch. For more information or to register, see the Events Page.

Day of Zen: 2016 Schedule

January 9

February 6
March 5
May 14 
June 11
July 9
October 8
November 12

Introduction to Zen Recordings

You can listen online, or download recordings of Introduction to Zen, a series of three classes offered in Spring, 2013 by Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei. Click on these links for each recording.

Introduction to Zen: Part 1

Introduction to Zen: Part 2

Introduction to Zen: Part 3

 

You are invited to make a donation for Introduction to Zen Audios

 

Thank you for your generous support.