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“Continuous practice that actualizes itself is no other than your continuous practice right now. …your continuous practice of this day is a seed of all buddhas and the practice of all buddhas.” —Master Eihei Dogen

Buddha’s Birthday Zazenkai   Zendo spots are now filled. Zoom reservations only

Join together with fellow Two Rivers Zen Community sangha members for Zazenkai on Saturday, April 10 as we celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday. The Zazenkai will be held in the Two Rivers zendo at 76 Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY and streamed live via Zoom.

This modified, day-long retreat dedicated to practice in the great silence created by the retreat environment and our group participation, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., and will include zazen practice, kinhin (walking meditation), a dharma talk, and a service to commemorate Buddha’s birthday.  


A small group will be practicing in the zendo, maintaining social distancing and the spirit of whole-hearted energy, and carrying out scheduled Zazenkai activities. Maximum live participation is limited to four.  Simply respond via email to reserve a spot.

Zooming Zazenkai fortuitously opens the space for many more to participate.  Please respond via email to indicate that you will participate via Zoom and we will send you the information you’ll need to join the Zazenkai.

This practice day is freely offered to all; however, donations in the spirit of dana are welcome.


Additional Sessions To Be Announced

Full & Half Day Meditation Retreats

Zazenkai literally means “coming together for zazen” and consists of a daylong retreat devoted to practice, with Great Silence observed throughout the day. This is an opportunity to intensify and deepen practice and settle the mind in a supportive group setting through the experience of periods of uninterrupted meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a dharma talk or seminar, and service.
Please note: due to Covid restrictions this retreat is limited to full time participation only
“Please note: due to Covid restrictions, this retreat is limited to full time participation only.
Registration Form 
Basic Schedule [Subject to Variation]
9:00 Zendo Opens: Coffee & Tea

9:30 Zazen

10:00 Kinhin

10:10 Zazen

10:40 Morning Service & Break

11:00 Zazen

11:30 Dharma Talk

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Zazen

1:30 Kinhin

1:40 Zazen

2:10 Q & A

2:40 Buddha’s Birthday Service

3:10 Work Practice

3:30 Zazen

4:00 Counsel & Closing


Reservations or Questions: Use comment box below
Two Rivers Zen Community
76 Main St., Narrowsburg, N.Y.
Mailing Address: TRZC, 3 Hilltop Road, P.O. Box 35, Tyler Hill, PA, 18469
  1. June Sidman permalink

    Yes, I will come to Zazenkai for full day on zoom.

    Thank you

    • Seiso Sensei permalink

      Your participation is confirmed. Details to follow soon

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