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Ordinary Mind Zendo
107 West 74th Street - Apt. BR
(between Columbus and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023

Summer 2014 Schedule

Sangha Meeting

A sangha meeting will take place Saturday, June 14 at 11:15AM, after the second period of sitting. The agenda will include discussion of finances and the change of zendo residents in September.

Zendo Closures

The Zendo will be closed for the Fourth of July from Thursday July 3rd - Monday July 7th.

The Zendo will be closed for Summer Break, Sunday August 17 through Monday September 1

Sitting Schedule

7 - 8 am, Tuesday through Thursday

6pm - 7 pm, Monday through Friday

10am - noon (except sesshin Saturdays)

During the week our morning and evening sittings vary: they consist of either two periods of zazen, or of one period of zazen and a short service. The service includes chanting of the Heart Sutra and other chants. Please join us.

Monday Evening - Zazen
Tuesday Morning - Zazen
Tuesday Evening - Zazen
Wednesday Morning - Zazen
Wednesday Evening - Zazen
Thursday Morning - Zazen and Service
Thursday Evening - Zazen and Service
** The Zendo is closed Friday Mornings **
Friday Evening - Zazen

If you are a beginner or new to the zendo, please call or email first for a review of procedures or to schedule instruction.

Daylong sesshins usually take place on the first Saturday of the month from 9 am - 5pm.

2014 Summer Sesshin Schedule

Saturday, July 12th
Our July sesshin will be held on Saturday, July 12th.
from 9 AM to 5 PM. The sesshin fee is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Oryoki set rental is $10. Registration for the April 5th sesshin is required by the Thursday prior. Email Claire at for registration or with questions, and let her know if you will need to rent oryoki bowls or would like oryoki instruction.

August sesshin: August 2
September sesshin: September 6

Wednesday November 12 through Sunday November 16
A four day sesshin will be held at The Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York from Wednesday, November 12th through Sunday, November 16th.
More details to come.

Fees are payable by cash, PayPal ( or check (to Ordinary Mind Zendo). When making payments, please be specific as to what your payments are for.


Congratulations to Our Authors!
Barry's new book Nothing is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans is now available for purchase at the zendo for $17.95, with proceeds going to Ordinary Mind Zendo.

Sangha member, Rick Whitaker's new novel An Honest Ghost has also been recently published, and is available for checkout in the OMZ lending library, or for purchase here:
An Honest Ghost

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OMZ Online Forum
The Ordinary Mind Online Forum / List-Serve is up and running. If you want to participate or have questions, please email Tim Dose.

Weekly study group:
Saturdays, 12:15 to 1 pm.
Saturday Discussion Group will continue with our discussion of
Nothing is Hidden by Barry Magid.
Suggested donation for each class is $5. Everyone is welcome.

?Ordinary Mind is the Way?
Calligraphy by Taigi Sano