Author Archives: Joriki

Mumonkan Case 17

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Rohatsu 2015

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Blue Mountain Zendo, Andreas, Pa. Rohatsu Sesshin January 16-23 2015 w/ * Genjo Marinello, Osho

Blue Mountain Zendo, Andreas, Pa. Rohatsu Sesshin January 16-23 2015w/ * Genjo Marinello, Osho “Sesshin”, literally “to collect the mind”, is the Zen Buddhist seclusion or intensive, consisting of seven days of silent meditative practice, Dharma talks/Teisho, samu (work) practice, and … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter.

A few months ago I received an email from the Chief of Police which was sent through the email database for the “Interfaith Coalition”. The letter was an invitation to meet with him to discuss the revival, and the expansion … Continue reading

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Cease and Desist Order “West Penn Township” – Sangha prohibited from meditation and prayer.

Good evening everyone, in relation to our current legal matters with West Penn Township, I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to stand united with us against religious discrimination. As a Zen Monk, and as a … Continue reading

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Summer Opening Sesshin September 5-7 2014

*Opening 3 day Sesshin at Blue Mountain Zendo September 5-7  2014 “Sesshin”, literally “to collect the mind”, is the Zen Buddhist seclusion or intensive period, consisting of 3-14 days of silent meditative practice. Included in these periods are daily Zazen, … Continue reading

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Obon 2014

Obon, at Blue Mountain Zendo, is Saturday August 10 2014 from 6-9:30 pm and we are preparing for a wondrous evening of family and celebration. Obon is an opportunity to take a backward step and celebrate life with our family … Continue reading

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Zazenkai July 19-20 2014

Zazenkai (uniting for meditation) provides one with the the opportunity for intensifying and deepening one’s practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen. Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed during sesshin (zen retreat). On these … Continue reading

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Zazenkai June 15 2014 (9-7 am)

Zazenkai (uniting for meditation) provides one with the the opportunity for intensifying and deepening one’s practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen. Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed during sesshin (zen retreat). On these … Continue reading

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Zazenkai (Mini-Sesshin) May 16-18

Zazenkai (uniting for meditation) provides one with the the opportunity for intensifying and deepening one’s practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen. Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed during sesshin (zen retreat). On these … Continue reading

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