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 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 email@example.com for more information.
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Ordinary Mind Zendo will hold an extended sesshin at the Won Dharma Center in the Hudson valley July 5th to 10th.
The retreat will be led by Barry and Karen Terzano and students will be able to choose one of two schedules to commit to - a more rigorous, "traditional" sesshin, and a schedule with more unstructured time.
Annual extended sesshin is an opportunity to deepen our practice, to gather the extended sangha, hold ceremonies and experience the beauty of the Hudson Valley. This year, three students will be receiving the precepts in a Jukai ceremony. The retreat be hosted by the Won Dharma Center in Clavernack, New York and be led by both Barry Magid and Karen Terzano.
You must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person. Mask wearing is optional.
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST
Evenings Monday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
The New York zendo is open for in-person sitting
Our online zendo is available for all sittings and events
The link to join is www.ordinarymind.com/zoom
Our next day-long sesshin will take place Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the New York Zendo and via Zoom.
The day will include a dharma talk, an opportunity for interview, short liturgies, and zazen. The full schedule can be found on the signup page. Join us and together we will "Open the Dharma Gate of Joy and Ease."
Click here to register for Sesshin.
Following sesshin: June 4th