Welcome to Empty Bowl!

Weekly Meditation Schedule
Tues Evenings (Dharma Talk) 6:30pm - 8:10pm Wed & Thu Mornings 7:00am - 8:00am

We are a Zen Buddhist community that welcomes those from all faiths and traditions who wish to practice with us. We meet in the Parish House of the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, NJ.

Our emphasis  is zazen (sitting meditation)  -  a practice that can awaken us to the realization of our essential nature which is not contingent on gender, religion or beliefs. Zazen is the heart of our practice.

If we can’t experience non-thinking, we will not understand what our life truly is. Please realize this for yourself! Just sit.
— Taizan Maezumi

EBZ is a center for lay practice and is open to everyone - we welcome people from all or no religious backgrounds. Whether you have been meditating for years, or just starting to explore, we welcome you to join us on this journey.

Listen to Talks by Teachers at EBZ →

Learn More About Meditating at EBZ→

Note: there is no parking on the church lot - See our Parking for EBZ tab for details

New To EBZ or Meditation? Join our Introduction to Zen 
A Once a month session led by Sensei Michele. A Primer on Zen meditation,
an introduction to EBZ  Community, and our own traditions.
A time for your questions, and an opportunity to experience your first sit with EBZ.


Art Practice: Calligraphy
Dharma Circle
2018 Year End Letter→
Precept Study with Roshi Ray Cicetti→
Next Monthly Zazenkai→
Next Sesshin


EBZ closed Aug. 25th to Sept. 1st 2019 for UMC Family Promise