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  • Fri, Sept 29 and Sat Sept 30, 2017 9am-5pm at EBZ
  • Continuous practice is the practice of how we live our life. How do we respond to a difficult relationship or situation? How do we do this practice? How do we not live a life of suffering? In the time we will have together, we will look deeply at the koans which are our life. Link here for details, registration, and payment.


    Link to listen to recent audio talks, including Kingyu Osho and the Rice Pail- Case #74.


  • Saturday, Sept 23, 8:00-9:30am at EBZ
  • A monk asked: "What is the reason for the emphasis on the rapid transcription of the sutra in a day?"

    Master Bassui answered: "One who copies a sutra for a day will apply himself completely to the task without relaxing his effort; hence thoughts will not arise. He will naturally become one with the sutra he is copying, and this will be a link to his seeing into his inherent nature."

    Ron asks: "Who wouldn’t want to do this?"

    Join us as we spend time together copying (tracing) the 4 Great Vows in Japanese (the one framed on the zendo wall) on Saturday, Sept. 23. No knowledge of Japanese or calligraphy is required. The copying will be carried out in silence. An ultra fine marker will be suitable, but Ron Manning recommends purchasing a "calligraphy pen" online. The period will also include a short enso (Zen Circle) drawing class. Ron will provide all materials for the enso drawing. The suggested donation is $10. To register, contact Ron Manning at (973) 997-0101 or ronjanman@aol.com. Please register by Sept 19.


  • Sat, Sept 23, 2017 from 9:30am-10:30am at EBZ
  • We are pleased to announce that Dharma Circle will resume at this new date and time: Saturday, Sept 23 at 9:30am. Dharma Circle is an informal discussion group that focuses on dharma study and fellowship. At this meeting, we will share our experiences of how we extend our zazen practice into our daily lives and some of the challenges we face. Light snacks will be provided. Beth Bachmann and Dale Spriggs coordinate the meetings. Contact either Beth pranamamanj@gmail.com or Dale dale.spriggs@gmail.com if you have any questions.


  • Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 from 7:25am-1:30pm
  • For more info and to register, go to EBZ's Zazenkai tab and follow the prompts.


    Weekly Zazen Contributions & Timing Details

  • A $5 contribution for zazen is requested. A basket is available at the door monthly, quarterly, or yearly contributions are accepted as well.
  • Tuesday Evenings

  • 6:00pm Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:25pm Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 6:30pm - 8:10pm Zazen
  • Wednesday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
  • Thursday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
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