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Oxbow Zen continues to sit together **ONLINE** during this time of physical distancing.  The video link will be sent around on the Oxbow Zen community email list in time before the sits. 

For more information, or if you are coming for the first time, please reach out to us directly at  oxbowzensangha@gmail.com.

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If you’re ready to sign up for the email list, you can initiate the process by sending us email: oxbowzensangha@gmail.com

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In addition, the Village Zendo is offering daily morning sittings via Zoom, Mon-Fri 7:30-8:30.   Details and recommendations at https://villagezendo.org/online-zendo/ 


Oxbow Zen is a group of Zen practitioners in the greater Northampton, Massachusetts, area. Our aim is to offer a refuge for people to practice and learn about Zen meditation; our wish is to nourish a community to support and deepen our practice together.

Practicing in the White Plum Lineage of Zen, we invite meditators from all traditions to participate. We typically open and close with a short chanting service.

In addition to regular sits, we also engage in monthly Study opportunities and hold day-long sits (Zazenkai) several times each year (e.g. Jan, Mar, Oct).  Occasional Dharma talks are offered by Dharma Holder Lisa Soshin Dufour and Senior Student Volker Kenko Ecke, Zen students of Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Roshi Ryotan Eiger of the Village Zendo in New York City.   Opportunity for private interview with Soshin Hoshi is available.

Please check the Calendar Page to find out about up-to-date events and details.   Take a look at the News Page to read more detailed announcements and other news.

Contact us at  oxbowzensangha@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  We are looking forward to sitting with you!

Sunday morning on Zoom: Two rounds of sitting, Sunday 8:00-9:30 AM.  Plan to connect to the Zoom Zendo by 7:55.

Additional opportunities:  include half-day or full-day sits (Zazenkai), Dharma Wheels Road Trips,  Village Zendo events, ….  To fully engage in the conversation, please subscribe to the email list:  email oxbowzensangha@gmail.com and follow the emailed prompts.

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The Friends Meeting House in Northampton where the Oxbow Zen Sangha would meet for weekly meditation during non-COVID19 times.

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Affiliates:   Village Zendo,  Hyannis Zendo, New Paltz Zen Center