Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking. ~ Antonio Machado
Zen is revealed through a lifetime of practice, there is no other way. Below are several ways to get started with practice and they all begin with participation. Choose one, or all. Whatever works in your life right now.
A hands on way of getting started with Zen practice is joining our Zendo (meditation hall). Our Zendo is a small and warm place to start or deepen your practice. There is meditation every weekday morning from 6:30am to 7:20am. There is also a Zen night every Monday (7pm to 9m) with Zen meditation, a Dharma Talk, and the opportunity for individual instruction with a teacher.
Live in another city, another province, another country, or just can’t make it to the Zendo. Zen Online is convenient way to learn Zen and deepen an existing Zen practice. Join and access Dharma Talks, member talks, Zen writing, meditation instruction and discussions, koan explorations and more. As well connecting with the Zen community you can ask the Roshi questions and get guidance on your path. New material is added weekly.
Integrative Zen - Individual Zen Work
Zen meetings have the simplest of forms: two people sitting on the floor, face inches from face, in a candlelit room. And yet that small room is a large field, containing the stars and the earthworms and poems and cities ~ Joan Sutherland, Roshi
Working directly with a Zen teacher has long been an integral part of Zen practice, in fact, this is how Zen has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s with this direct personal interaction that our personal growth begins to clarify and take hold. The transformative power of koans is brought to fruition in individual work. Note: This work is usually done in person, but can also be arranged via Skype or FaceTime
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Retreats and workshops
A great way to participate is to attend one of the many LZC Zen Workshops, half day meditation intensives, one day Retreats, five day Retreats, or the Sitting in Recovery group offered by Mike Lobb.
You can also join our mailing list and stay connected.