Zendo Schedule

Daily Sitting Practice

Monday - Thursday 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00AM - 8:45AM
Saturday 10:00AM - 12:00PMM

Mornings and evenings we sit for two twenty-five minute periods with a few minutes of walking in between. On Wednesday morning and Thursday evening we do a short chanting liturgy after a slightly longer sitting period. When coming during the week, please arrive by five minutes before the hour. If this will be your first time attending, please arrange for beginner's instruction by emailing contact@ordinarymind.com.

On Saturdays we sit for three periods. Our teacher Barry gives a dharma talk during the second period and offers dokusan to anyone who would like to see him. We request that non-members offer a $10 donation for attendance at a Saturday dharma talk. At 12:05PM we hold a discussion group until 1:00PM. This year we are working through Keizan's Transmission of Light, any translation will do.


Upcoming Zendo Closings

There are no closings currently scheduled.


Monthly Sesshin

Every month, usually on the first Saturday, we hold a day long sesshin from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. The day consists of zazen, chanting, yoga, a dharma talk, dokusan, and oryoki lunch. It's a wonderful way to deepen your practice.


Discussion Groups

Ordinary Mind has a study group on non-sesshin Saturdays from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. We discuss a number of different types of text. The dates, topics and materials for discussion can be found below.


June 23rd

Gesshin Greenwood will be in the Zendo and will offer a Q&A on her new book, Bow First Ask Questions Later. The book can be purchased on Amazon here - https://www.amazon.com/Bow-First-Ask-Questions-Later-ebook/dp/B078MC4TKT


June 30th

Isaiah Berlin “Freedom & Its Betrayal : Rousseau
A recording of Berlin's lecture was offered as a podcast by University of Oxford - https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/freedom-and-its-betrayal-jean-jacques-rousseau-1952

Discussion Material