Zazen (Zen meditation) is about realizing the truth through intimacy with what is present in each moment.
Zazen is offered Monday-Thursday mornings, with sitting periods at 6:00 and 6:45am. Come for one or both periods. We end with a brief liturgy/chanting service.
Wednesday evening sitting will resume in September, after Labor Day.
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We offer a variety of programs for adults, from Sunday Zen to weekly classes, and regular retreat intensives. Click here for more.
What is Mindful Self-Compassion?
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
For more information, click here.
Tuesday Evening Open Zen
Join us for zazen, dokusan (one-to-one meetings with a teacher), and dharma dialogue. These drop-in sessions offer an unusual opportunity to raise your questions about Zen practice, wherever you are on the path. No pre-registration required; open to all. Free for NZC members; $20 per session for non-members.
Upcoming Sundays: July 1 and 8:
These sessions run from 9:00 to 10:15am.
2. Open Zen
From 10:30 to 11:30am we offer Open Zen, which includes a short period of meditation with basic instruction, and a dharma talk.
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