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Blue Mountain - Lehigh Valley

Come join us for our opening evening at Blue Mountain Zendo Lehigh Valley. Our zazenkai (extended meditation) is ideal for those with a beginning practice or those with a beginner's mind. Zazenkai offers opening tea, meditation, chanting, and teisho (sermon). For those who are new to zazen (seated meditation) we asked that you arrive fifteen minutes early for orientation.

Tuesday - April 23rd 7:00-8:30 pm

For more information:

Joriki - 484-268-0724

Address:

Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting

4116 Bath Pike Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Blue Mountain - Lehigh Valley

Come join us for our opening evening at Blue Mountain Zendo Lehigh Valley. Our zazenkai (extended meditation) is ideal for those with a beginning practice or those with a beginners mind. Zazenkai offers opening tea, meditation, chanting, and teisho (sermon). For those who are new to zazen (seated meditation) we asked that you arrive fifteen minutes early for orientation. 

Tuesday - April 23rd 7:00-8:30 pm

For more information:

Joriki - 484-268-0724

Address:

Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting 

4116 Bath Pike Bethlehem, PA 18017

Gassho Blue Mountain Sangha, we have now transitioned to our new spaces in the Poconos and in the Lehigh Valley. I would like to thank all those who supported us durring our move.

On April 23 2019 we will have our first service in the Lehigh Valley at 4116 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

On April 28th, our Zendo in the Poconos will have its opening service.

Sundays - Poconos 3:00-6:00pm (closed)

Tuesdays - Bethlehem 7:00 - 8:30pm (Public)

For more information: 484-268-0724
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Gassho Blue Mountain Sangha, we have now transitioned to our new spaces in the Poconos and in the Lehigh Valley. I would like to thank all those who supported us durring our move.

On April 23 2019 we will have our first service in the Lehigh Valley at 4116 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017. 

On April 28th, our Zendo in the Poconos will have its opening service.

Sundays - Poconos 3:00-6:00pm (closed)

Tuesdays - Bethlehem 7:00 - 8:30pm (Public)

For more information: 484-268-0724
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Apr
23
Tue
Bethlehem Zazenkai (Zen Meditation) @ Blue Mountain Zendo@Quaker Meeting House
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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, 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.

Blue Mountain Zendo will continue to offer Zazenkai on Tuesdays in Bethlehem every other week.

Apr
28
Sun
Temple Purification/Opening (invitation only) @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Blue Mountain Zendo will be celebrating our new move to the Poconos in Northeastern Pennsylvania with a day focused on change and creating new pathways. Osho will offer a special purification ceremony, followed by zazen, the heart of Blue Mountain Zendo’s practice. We ask our Choboji Dharma Brothers and for your strong nen on this day to build upon our new foundation.

Only current sangha members are invited to attend.

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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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