Practicing Zen Buddhism With Others... During the Coronavirus


Stay connected as we navigate this time of staying distant.


It is not easy to establish a home practice, but it is essential. Look for what supports your intention, and embrace it. Do you need encouragement? Sign up for Encouraging Words. Do you have questions about Zen Buddhist practice and how to begin? Sign up for a Zoom Beginner's introduction.


Introduction for Beginners is offered by request monthly, often on the First Saturday of the Month, beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Next offered November 14th. This introduction will last approximately an hour and will include zazen instruction. It is an opportunity to meet a priest from Ashland Zen Center and ask questions about practice.


Be prepared in a quiet room with no other responsibilities for the duration. Fill out the request form below.


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Suzuki Roshi once said, "If you want to practice zazen, it is necessary to have good friends. Then naturally you will have good practice."


Sangha means spiritual community, and is considered one of the treasures of the spiritual life.


Full sangha participation at Ashland Zen Center provides spiritual support and training. Practicing with a community teaches us to harmonize; communicate fully; appreciate differences and similarities; drop judgement, and find joy in connection. Living life fully is possible when we are fully present. No one can do that for us, but we can't do it alone. Show up, and see what happens.


Stay aware of upcoming events and sangha activities. We would be delighted if you would share your information to be added to our mailing list. Become part of the wide sangha circle.


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May all beings live in safety and be free from suffering.


















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