Oxbow Zen is a community of Zen practitioners in the greater Northampton, Massachusetts, area. We offer a welcoming and inclusive space for people at all stages of life to practice and study Zen meditation. Our wish is to nourish a Sangha and to support and deepen our practice together.
Zazen is available in person for people who are vaccinated, boosted, and masked. We continue to be accessible **ONLINE**.
For more information, or if you are coming for the first time, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We send out regular updates about our schedule via email. If you’re ready to sign up for the email list, you can initiate the process by sending us email. Please include a few words about your interest in Oxbow Zen.
Looking forward to connecting with you!
We are an affiliate of the Village Zendo in NYC in the White Plum Lineage of Zen. We engage in the “Wholehearted” practice of Dogen Zenji and also offer koan study to those who are interested. We welcome meditators from all traditions to participate.
Sunday morning: Sunday 8:00-9:30 AM. Two rounds of 30-minute sitting, with 10 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation) in-between and ending with a chanting service. We have Sangha check-in after the service. Sunday practice is offered in-person and virtually. Please be in your seat in person, or connect to the Zoom Zendo, by 7:55 AM.
Thursday evening: Two rounds of zazen and kinhin, 5:30-6:40 PM. In-person only.
Our resident Zen Teacher is Lisa Soshin Dufour, Sensei. Soshin Sensei received Dharma Transmission in 2022 from Randall Ryotan Eiger, Roshi of the Village Zendo.
Opportunities for private interview with Soshin Sensei are available in person on Sundays or virtually on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM: https://villagezendo.org/online-teacher-interviews/
We engage in monthly Study opportunities. We share leadership of our study. All sangha members are valued as both teachers and learners on the Way.
Dharma talks are occasionally given by senior students and Soshin Sensei.
We hold day-long sits (Zazenkai) several times each year (e.g. Jan, Mar, Oct).
Any questions or concern? Contact us at email@example.com. We are looking forward to practicing with you!
Welcome to the community!