A special announcement from the Village Zendo

An exciting announcement from the Village Zendo:

Soshin, Fugan, Tokuyu, JoAn, Bokushu Senseis

We’re very pleased to announce that we have some new teachers and preceptors in the Village Zendo community.

On July 30, Ryotan Roshi gave Dharma Transmission to Lisa Soshin Dufour, Douglass Fugan Dineen and Timothy Bokushu Tucker.  They received the title “Sensei” and may teach independently.

We’re delighted to have these new teachers and preceptors to carry on our tradition.

Please join us in congratulating Tokuyu Sensei, JoAn Sensei, Soshin Sensei, Fugan Sensei and Bokushu Sensei!

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Abbot


Settle here

A few visual impressions of the Oxbow Zendo at First Churches.  Many thanks to the all the hands and hearts who make it a warm and beautiful space to sit and settle.

First Churches Zendo: Altar
Buddha statue settled into meditation
First Churches Zendo
Settle into your seat

Oxbow Sit In Person

As of Sunday February 27, given the improving covid situation in our area, Oxbow Zen Sangha will resume sitting in person for people who are vaccinated, boosted, and masked.  We will continue to also provide accessibility to the sit via Zoom at the usual link.  Any questions?  Get in touch via email.


Dear friends!  This August will be a quiet time at Oxbow Zen in terms of events, with Village Zendo events, as people are traveling and/or connecting with friends and family, etc.  The email list should have details in case we don’t expect a quorum for our regular Sunday morning online sit.  Make sure you’re signed up (send us email to be added to the list).

Walking Meditation

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary with Fall Colors
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary with Fall Colors

Practice at Oxbow Zen continues online.  Study will continue on October 25.  Several folks also sit with the Village Zendo on some mornings during the week — and the monthly Zazenkais offered by our mothership.

During this beautiful fall season, please also take the opportunity to experience the changing world in your own surroundings.  Hugs and warm wishes!