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Newcomer Orientation

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6:45 – 8:15 pm

Sunday, October 15, 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.

Learn more here >

Boundless Zendo

Saturday, October 14

7:30 – 9 am

Forest Hill Park

Find a map here >>.

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 >>

Josho Phelan Sensei

Wednesday, October 18

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.

RVA Peace Festival

Sunday, October 1

11 am – 6 pm

St. Joseph’s Villa (map)

Richmond Zen will have table at this family-friendly event, which is now in its thirteenth year. Music, food, vendors, and peace-loving exhibitors. Check out the website here >>

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Sunday, November 5

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 >>

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