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Blue Mountain Zendo is currently undergoing restructuring for our 2019 schedule due to an added Lehigh Valley location and weekday zazenkai. Please check back for updates on the future day and time. We will continue to offer Sunday Zazenkai from 3:00-6:00pm, and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Blue Mountain Zendo is currently undergoing restructuring for our 2019 schedule due to an added Lehigh Valley location and weekday zazenkai. Please check back for updates on the future day and time. We will continue to offer Sunday Zazenkai from 3:00-6:00pm, and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm.

 

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Oh!!! Do you know the location yet?? I’d love to join

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Blue Mountain Zendo will be closed January 20 2019 due to the snow and ice storm. ... See MoreSee Less

Blue Mountain Zendo will be closed January 20 2019 due to the snow and ice storm.

 

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Calendar

Feb
21
Thu
Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting Shikantaza @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting and Shikantaza.

Feb
24
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Mar
3
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Mar
10
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Mar
17
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Mar
21
Thu
Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting Shikantaza @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting and Shikantaza.

Mar
24
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Mar
31
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Apr
7
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Apr
14
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

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Zen

Bodhidharma’s Definition Of Zen Practice

“A special transmission outside the scriptures; Not depending upon words and letters; Directly pointing at the mind-heart of man; Seeing into one’s nature and attaining Buddhahood.”

Zen Practice is the skin, bone and marrow of the Buddha’s teaching. It cuts through the vines and briars that have long entangled us. Zen is minutely subtle, yet shakes the heavens and earth with the slightest turn. It is experienced by every hair and pore of the body.

As Bodhidharma pointed out, Zen is not based on intellectual pursuits, and is unattainable to those who have eyes yet can not see. However, some will push forward with tenacity and perseverance, and these students will realize the wondrous joy of the Dharma. Others will try to pacify their suffering via external means, what a pity. These people will continue to wonder in the darkness of ignorance. Zen Practice is for those who must know the truth, and are willing to push through the many obstacles that are the catalysts to awakening. Those who awaken, are charged with carrying the lamp of liberation for others who suffer. Zen is that lamp of liberation! Zen is the ancient catalyst, which has been handed down from teacher to student, for 2,600 years.

 

Zazenkai

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

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