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.

Oxbow Zen has resumed sitting in person for people who are vaccinated, boosted, and masked.  As before, the sit continues to be accessible **ONLINE**. 

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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  Please include a few words about your interest in Oxbow Zen.

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Looking forward to connecting with you! 

As additional practice opportunities, the Village Zendo is offering regular daily sittings via Zoom, including Mon-Fri 7:30-8:30 in the mornings; see https://villagezendo.org/online-zendo/ 

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

Please check the Calendar Page to learn about upcoming events with brief details.   You can find more detailed announcements on the News Page.

Any questions or concern?  Contact us at  oxbowzensangha@gmail.com.  We are looking forward to practicing with you!

Sunday morning: Two rounds of sitting, Sunday 8:00-9:20 AM.  Plan to be in your seat in person, or connect to the Zoom Zendo by 7:55.   Followed by Community Check-in at 9:30 AM.  All are invited!

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.

Welcome to the community!

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

First Churches of Northampton, Center Street entrance.  Oxbow Zen shares a sitting space at First Churches of Northampton.
First Churches Zendo
First Churches Zendo (Room 8)