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Mt. Equity Zendo relies on your generosity to make these retreats possible.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, as your means allow, for the event you wish to attend:


Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy, those with cold symptoms are asked to consider coming to a later event.  If you need to cancel less than three days before the start of an event, please consider making a donation of $20 to help offset the cost of preparation and food expenses.

Mt. Equity Zendo reserves the right to re-direct one whose requirements are more than the community can fulfill.

"Buddha's Birthday Bash"
Sunday, May 4th 2014

Special/Upcoming Events

*Please register at least one week in advance for retreats by contacting the registrar.  The exception to this is Tuesday and Thursday Zen Meditation.

Each Week

Tuesday Evening Zen Mediation

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Plan to be seated 5 minutes before 7pm.)

20 min. zazen (sitting meditation), 7 min. kinhin (walking meditation), 20 min. zazen. Shared reading, discussion, closing with Four Vows.

Suggested donation: $8, $3 (students/fixed income)
(MEZ Friends FREE)

*Every 5th Tuesday: Intro to Zen w/ Rev. Dai-En (by appt)

Thursday Evening Zen Meditation

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Plan to be seated 5 minutes before 7pm.)

Evening Sutra service, 25 min. zazen, 7 min. kinhin (walking meditation), 30 min. zazen. Shared reading, discussion, Four Vows.

Suggested donation: $8, $3 (students/fixed income)
(MEZ Friends Free)

*Every 5th Thursday: Intro to Zen w/ Rev. Dai-En (by appt)

Upcoming 2015 Events

  • Sunday, February 1st -- Day of Zen with NiOsho and Rev. Tokushin
    10am to 3pm, deepening the qualities of calmness and clarity to live in awareness and balance with family and work.

    Rev. Tokushin Matsumoto trained at the Nisodo a few years after Rev. Dai-En entered. After her training, she returned to Kyoto to serve at the famous Soto Zen temple, Shisendo, which means the Hall of the Poets, noted for its beautiful gardens.

  • Sunday, February 8th -- Japanese Tea Ceremony with Rev. Tokushin
    1pm to 3pm.
  • Friday, February 20th through Sunday, February 22nd -- Nirvana Sesshin
    7:30pm Friday to 3pm Sunday.

2015 Sesshin Dates

Nirvana Sesshin, Friday February 20th - Sunday February 22nd.

For further information on attending Sesshin see Longer Retreats.

Special Ceremonies

Weddings, baby blessings, funerals, and memorial ceremonies are  also officiated at Mount Equity Zendo.

Wedding ceremony of Missy and Rich Reilly.

Mt. Equity Zendo offers Zen Meditation and the seamless practice of mindfulness.

For information on Mt. Equity's programs call 570-546-2784 or e-mail the registrar.
Mt. Equity Zendo is located at 479 Village Rd. Pennsdale, PA 17756-7873