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About Two Rivers

 About Two Rivers Zen Community 


The Two Rivers Zen Community – Bendowa Temple formerly located at 76 Main St., Narrowsburg, N.Y.

TRZC currently functions as a fully online Soto Zen Buddhist community of practitioners. TRZC serves to make Zen Buddhist practice and study in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition truly accessible to all individuals sincerely interested in pursuing the path of Zen.

We offer introduction to zazen (Zen meditation)*, zazenkai (day-long retreats), traditional services; Zen studies classes and special events including retreats, workshops led by the TRZC teaching staff of formerly transmitted and authorized teachers as well as ongoing one-on-one private instructions for review and refinement on a regular basis. **

The Two Rivers Zen Community meets via Zoom based on a regular schedule (Schedule & Links)

Donations:  Check or Money Order for Seiso Roshi, our guiding teacher is P.O.Box 58, Barre, VT. 05641, Zelle, Venmo or Paypal to   

Donations for TRZC: Check or Money Order: Mailing Address: TRZC, 3 hilltop Road, P.O. Box 35, Tyler Hill, PA, 18469 By Paypal to:

Welcome to Newcomers

Two Rivers Zen Community extends a warm welcome to all newcomers, regardless of whether you are an experienced Zen practitioner or you are new to Zen. We hope that you will find a supportive community at Two Rivers that will strengthen and deepen your practice and awareness.

Donation for sitting

TRZC activities are offered freely to all. However, voluntary donations are gratefully accepted for both TRZC and for Seiso Roshi via electronically or by mail as listed above

Guidelines for Newcomers

Please read these simple guidelines before your first visit to Two Rivers.

If you are new to Zen, even if you have done other forms of meditation, you will need to take our short orientation, offered via Zoom by appointment. This orientation is also open to you if you feel a need for a refresher. Orientations are offered only by advanced reservation. This is important so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Reservations can be made by contacting us via the comments box below. Please make sure to include your email address so that we can send you a confirmation.


We invite you to further your commitment to Zen practice by becoming a member and supporting the zendo that creates the structure for your practice to develop. The Two Rivers Zen Community is a totally self-sustaining sangha. Membership dues, donations and book sales and classes are our sole means of support.

Membership Benefits                                                                                                                                      

Donation waiver for all fee-based scheduled programs;

Substantially reduced fees for retreats and workshops;

One-to-one meetings with the teachers (available to members only);

Internet Interviews for Long-Distance MembersFirst preference for all program registration;

Dues are tax deductible;

Membership Rate

$60 monthly

$40 Full-time Academic Student Membership

$30 Long-Distance Membership

SZBA LOGO                                                         CHOP TRZC

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