Pine Wind, Jizo-an Monastery, is home to Seijaku Roshi an American Zen Master and Founder of The Zen Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization NJ 1985, and the main house of The Order of the Great Lights. http://www.jizo-an.org
Since 2000 Pine Wind has been a refuge for thousands of persons from all walks of life, cultures, and religious affiliations, offering a diversity of programs including training in (Zen) Mindfulness Meditation, inspirational and educational seminar's and workshops, and a Formal Zen Training Program for home practitioners, as well as monthly educational events and seminars designed for Inter-faith dialogue.
CLIP: You Have to Come in to Win (Community)
CLIP: You Have to Come in to Win (Community) by Pine Wind Zen Community
Beyond the Valley of The Shadow of Death
From Saturday, June 15th, 2019
More Together Than Alone
More Together Than Alone by Pine Wind Zen Community
A Passover and Easter Minute to Change the World
A Passover and Easter Minute to Change the World by Pine Wind Zen Community
Getting Beyond Fear and The Illusion of Differences
Getting Beyond Fear & The Illusion of Differences initiative arises directly from the Great Bodhisattva Vows: to alleviate the suffering of every human being; to put an end to all self-serving desires; to profoundly study and realize the Dharma; and to perfectly manifest this real truth in every aspect of our lives.
Tonight we will examine how the Dharma can illuminate the persistent forms of bias that shape our experience of the world. The Dharma teaches that all beings are equal, and yet each day we encounter injustice, hatred, and violence that stem from a sense of self and other as divided and unequal.
Transformation emerges from cultivating and nurturing awareness in every moment of our lives. When we clearly see how our preconceived notions and deep conditionings are functioning in our relationships with others, we can begin to dissolve the boundaries that we create between ourselves and others. Then we can relate to each other from the recognition that all beings, regardless of our apparent differences, share the same essential nature, all beings possess "Basic Goodness".
In times of trouble where do I find refuge?
“And the simple fact that by being attentive, by learning to listen (or recovering the natural capacity to listen which cannot be learned any more than breathing), we can find ourself engulfed in such happiness that it cannot be explained: the happiness of being at one with everything in that hidden ground of Love for which there can be no explanations.” - Thomas Merton
To "Hold Space" for ourselves and others, especially during this current uncertain and rapidly changing time in our world. The single most important gift we have to offer ourselves and others in "times of uncertainty" and in life itself is the wisdom, and the art of "Holding Space," being "A Place of Refuge." Tonight through a series of mental and physical exercises familiar in Zen Mind-Body Training and a Dharma Talk about about the Three Refuges of The Buddhadharma and how to develop a tender and open heart for ourselves and others, we will begin to lay the ground for being "Community" for our family, friends, neighbors, and the world during these troubling times.