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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)

*On the 5th Tuesday of the month there is a personal Intro to Zen possible by appointment with the registrar.

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)

*On the 5th Thursday of the month there is a personal Intro to Zen possible by appointment with the registrar.



Special Note: Word has come that Takamine' Doyu Roshi would like to come and teach again in June, bringing with him his wife Hideko-san.



Upcoming 2014 Events

  • Saturday Sept. 13th ~ Day of Zen
    10am to 3pm. Bring brown bag veg. lunch. Followed by Discussion Circle w/tea.
  • Saturday Sept. 27th / Sunday Sept. 28th ~ Women's Retreat: "Mother of All Buddhas: Prajnaparamita"

    1pm Sa. to 11am Su. Bring sleeping bag.
  • Tuesday Sept. 30th ~ Soto Zen Orientation
    7pm to 9pm.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4th ~ Day of Zen
    10am to 3pm. Followed by Discussion Circle w/ tea. Teacher TBA.
  • Saturday, Nov. 1st ~ Day of Zen
    10am to 3pm. Followed by Discussion Circle w/ tea. Teacher TBA.
  • Monday Dec. 1st--Friday Dec. 5th ~ Evening Zazen
    7:30pm to 9:30pm. Evening zazen of Enlightenment Sesshin Week with optional sitting.






Sesshin 2014 Schedule

Flaming Foliage Sesshin, Fri Oct 17th - Sun Oct 19th

Friday 7:30pm to Sunday 3pm or approved partial attendance.

Gratitude Sesshin, Fri Nov 14th - Sun Nov 16th

Friday 7:30pm to Sunday 3pm or approved partial attendance.

Enlightenment Sesshin, Fri Dec 5th - Sun Dec 7th

Friday 7:30pm to Sunday 3pm or approved partial attendance.

Note: Evening zazen will be held the week prior to Enlightenment Sesshin, 7:30-9:30pm with optional Sitting.

New Year's Crossover, Tue Dec 31st - Wed Jan 1st 2015

To include Burning Regrets, 108 Bells, and, in the morning, Shosan (questioning the teacher) and brunch. End time 11am.

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