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 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.

You can subscribe to our newsletter for information about upcoming events, announcements, and zendo news. Click here to subscribe.


Getting to Ordinary Mind Zendo

Ordinary Mind Zendo is located at:

107 West 74th street
Apartment BR
New York, NY 10023

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Public transportation to the zendo:

The Zendo is within walking distance of the 72nd Street stop on the 1, 2, and 3 lines, the 72nd Street stop on the C and B lines, and a number of busses including the M72, M11, and M57


Current Covid Policy

You must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person. Mask wearing is optional.


Weekly Schedule

Mornings 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 for all periods until mid-August

Our online zendo is available for all sittings and events
The link to join is www.ordinarymind.com/zoom

Click here for more information about our sitting schduele and covid

Monthly Day-Long Retreats

Our next day-long sesshin will take place Saturday, October 1st 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.


Recent Dharma Talks

You can find all dharma talks given at the zendo here - Dharma Talks
You can also subscribe to our podcast to receive new talks every Tuesday - OMZ Podcast

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Losing Ourselves Pt. 1 Barry Magid September 17th 2022

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What does it mean to be free? Barry Magid September 10th 2022

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The fantasy of the universal Barry Magid July 16th 2022

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What is the meaning of? Barry Magid July 8th 2022

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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 recent 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 us at
developer@ordinarymind.com

Listen 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