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Newcomer Orientation

Twice each month, long-time practitioners offer meditation instruction for free. Our next orientation dates are:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

6:45 – 8:15 pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017

8:45 – 10:15 am

Orientation includes meditation instruction  and brief introduction to zendo forms such as bowing and chanting. Following orientation, newcomers will join in with public zazen and service, which ends at 8:15pm on Wednesdays and 10:15am on Sundays.

July orientations will be Wednesday, July 5, and Sunday, July 16.

Learn more here >

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Sunday, August 6

6 am – noon

Zazenkai is a half-day practice intensive. We sit, walk, bow, chant, work, and eat. Mostly silent. Shed your fretting and texting an just do being. Learn more here >>

Josho Phelan Sensei

Wednesday, August 16

7 – 8:30 pm

Our guiding teacher from Chapel Hill Zen Center will offer a Dharma Talk, following one period of zazen and walking meditation.

Forest Hill Lake

Boundless Zendo

Saturday, August 19

7:30 – 9 am

Forest Hill Park

Join us for meditation practice on the banks of Reedy Creek under boughs of oak, poplar, and maple. We meet in the parking lot at New Kent and 42nd St. A 10-minute silent hike takes us to our meditation site. A 30-minute meditation is followed by tea and conversation. Learn more here >>

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