In addition to our regular schedule, we offer retreats, discussion groups, traditional services, classes, and group sewing instruction for those who are working on rakusus.   These events take place at the NY location unless otherwise specified, and are open to all.  Please check this page frequently as it is often updated!


Fall through end of year 2015


Saturday, September 12: Study Group, Ten Clear-Mind Precepts, during schedule, open to all

     Sewing for Precepts group, 10-11:30

Saturday, September 19: Student Talk, Susan Shokyo Thames

Thursday, September 24: Student Talk, Philip Seido Davidson

Saturday, September 26: Haiku Workshop, led by Susan Rudnick, during schedule, until 10:15


Saturday, October 3: Sewing for Precepts group, 10-11:30

Thursday, October 15: Student Talk, Jessica Moon

Saturday, October 17: Way-seeking Mind talk, Jane

Tuesday, October 27: Hungry Ghost Ceremony in Purchase

Thursday, October 29: Hungry Ghost Ceremony in Old Greenwich

Saturday, October 31: Study Group, Ten Clear-Mind Precepts, during schedule, open to all

     Sewing for Precepts group, 10-11:30


Tuesday, November 10: Student Talk, Claudio Pannunzio

Friday morning, November 13-Sunday afternoon, November 15: Fall Sesshin at Garrison Institute, no regular Saturday morning program

Saturday, November 21: Sewing for Precepts group, 10-11:30

Saturday, November 28: Guest Teacher, Misha Shungen Merrill, 8:00-1:00 Morning program including Dharma Talk, Discussion, light lunch and informal time with Misha


Saturday, December 5: Sewing for Precepts group, 10-11:30

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11: Rohatsu Week. Zendo open every evening in Purchase from 7:00-8:30 for zazen, arrive and depart in silence

Saturday, December 12: One-Day Rohatsu Retreat, 8:30-4:30, please sign up in advance

Saturday, December 19: Last meeting of 2015

Reopen 1/19/16   10-year anniversary celebrations to be announced!

Old Greenwich scheduled closings:  November 12, November 26, December 10 (sitting in Purchase for Rohatsu Week that evening)--last sitting of year in OG will be December 17

SAVE THE DATE: Fall 2016 Sesshin at Garrison Institute with guest teacher Valorie Beer from San Francisco Zen Center: Friday morning, October 21-Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2016