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IF THE ZENDO IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, the closure will be posted here as well as on the WELCOME PAGE.


  • Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 from 7:25am-1:30pm
  • Zazenkai is an opportunity to practice meditation for an extended period of time. We will offer zazen, walking meditation and encouraging words. It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our practice in community with others. Registration is $10. To sign up and register, please use EBZ's shared Google Sheets spreadsheet LINK. If you have never been to a zazenkai or have any questions about Google Sheets, contact Ron Manning ronjanman@aol.com. To help the organizers, please be mindful that the deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb 7. We hope you will join us. For registration, payment options, and parking information, link to the Zazenkai tab.


  • Thursday, March 1, thru Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Sesshin is a time where we can turn our light inward and move beyond the busyness of our world, re-connect to a more vast, quiet space inside, to realize and remember our true nature. Sesshin also affords us the ability to open to new possibilities beyond our fixed notions and beliefs, and to ready ourselves to be available for what is asked of us when we return to our life again. This sesshin we will join with Roshi Robert Kennedy of Morning Star Zendo and Sensei Carl Bachmann of Clear Mountain at beautiful Garrison Institute. In addition we will celebrate the lay dharma transmission for dharma holder and sangha mate, Michele Onryu Daniels. Further details will be forthcoming. To register go to: www.garrisoninstitute.org.


    Link HERE to read Sensei Ray's dana letter.


    EBZ's calligraphy call will be restarted this quarter and will be held alternatively at EBZ and CMZ (Clear Mountain Zendo, Montclair). No previous experience or knowledge of Chinese Characters is needed. If interested, contact Ron Manning ronjonman@aol.com. Details to follow at a later date.


  • Wednesdays - On your cushion by 6:55am
  • Michele Daniels has resumed offering daisan on Wednesday mornings at EBZ. If you would like to know if Michele will be there on any given Wednesday, email asmgdaniels@optonline.net.


  • Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
  • Sandy Jakubowski is leading a group of folks who sit zazen in Boonton on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm at St. John's Episcopal Church on Cornelia Street. Due to building usage, please call or text Sandy (973) 610-2394 by 5:00pm to let her know that you are attending. Street parking is available.


    Weekly Zazen Contributions & Timing Details

  • A $5 contribution for zazen is requested. A basket is available at the door monthly, quarterly, or yearly contributions are accepted as well.
  • Tuesday Evenings

  • 6:00pm Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:25pm Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 6:30pm - 8:10pm Zazen
  • Wednesday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
  • Thursday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
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