Zen Centerof Philadelphia
two rivers zendo • ordinary mind school
The Zen Center of Philadelphia is meant for ordinary people who wish to learn meditation in the midst of their everyday lives of work, study, and relationship. Through zazen, interview with the teacher, and monthly day-long sittings, you can study with like-minded people to open your awareness and heart. Beginners are welcome. Instruction is given to first-time visitors.
The Zen Center of Philadelphia welcomes everyone--no exceptions.
Zen is about an active life, an involved life. When we know our minds well and the emotions that our thinking creates, we tend to see better what our lives are about and what needs to be done,
which is generally just the next task under our nose. Zen is about a life of action, not a life of passively doing nothing. But our action must be based in reality.
Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen
Sesshin: Our next sesshin will be on Saturday, December 10, 2016. We will not have regular morning sitting on Sunday, December 11, 2016. For more information, visit the Schedule page.
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The Zen Center of Philadelphia announced its first Dharma Successor in a brief ceremony on October 5, 2014. Bob Koller, who has studied Zen for many years and is a Buddhist chaplain at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, will receive dharma transmission formally on November 16, 2014, at Garrison, NY.
From left to right: Barry Magid with Denkai, Denbo and Jukai entrustees at Garrison: Bob Koller, Andrew Tootell, Karen Terzano, and Susan Heider.
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