The Zendo is closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday through Saturday. We will reopen Monday evening.

Ordinary Mind Zendo

Ordinary Mind Zendo was founded in 1996 by Barry Magid, a Dharma heir of Charlotte Joko Beck, and is dedicated to her vision of a psychologically minded Zen practice adapted to the needs of American students practicing in the context of their everyday lives. The zendo is a center for non-residential practice and is committed to the proposition that the Dharma can be fully practiced, realized and transmitted in the midst of lay life.

Beginner's instruction is available to those new to Zen practice, while those with many years of experience in other traditions are welcomed to join us in deepening our understanding. Please email us at contact@ordinarymind.com for more information.


Next Event

December Sesshin December 2nd

Daily Zazen

Tue - Thu 8:00AM - 8:45AM
Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday Program 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact Us

107 West 74th Street Apt BR
New York, NY 10023
contact@ordinarymind.com


Recent Dharma Talks

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Malcolm MartinOctober 7th 2017 Malcolm Martin - Jukai

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Barbara HainesOctober 7th 2017 Barbara Haines - Jukai

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Jimbo BlachlyOctober 7th 2017 Jimbo Blachly - Jukai

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Barry MagidOctober 6th 2017 The world is not a world of defilement

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Barry MagidSeptember 30th 2017 Jukai as a ceremony of conversion to Buddhism

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Barry MagidSeptember 23rd 2017 What virtues are you cultivating here?

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Barry MagidSeptember 9th 2017 Have you slept? Then make your bed.


Ordinary Bodhisattvas

Ordinary Mind Zendo is a non profit organization that depends entirely on the generosity of people like you for its continued existence. If sitting with us, listening to our talks, or supporting a Zen center in New York City is in line with your values, please consider making a donation here.

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Stay in touch with Ordinary Mind Zendo

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

The newsletter will keep you up to date with our monthly schedule, sangha news, and transcribed dharma talks from our teachers.
Click here to subscribe.

Join our Google group

The Ordinary Mind google group is a place to share articles, poetry, and trade stories. To participate please email Tim Dose at
tim@timdose.com

Like us on Facebook

Ordinary Mind also stays in touch with the sangha and the wider world through Facebook. Like us for updates on events and words from Barry.

Subscribe to Our Podcast

We will be releasing Dharma talks and other content via podcast on a weekly basis. Check it out if you need something to listen to on your commute!
OMZ Podcast

Ask Barry A Question

Barry will answer your questions in short episodes on the podcast. For more information and to submit a question, check out the link below.
Ask Barry