Bodhisattva Citizens

Village Zendo Dai-Sesshin 2017

Four Oxbow Zen practitioners have just returned from a deep and settled Dai-Sesshin with the Village Zendo at The Grail in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.  Can you spot them in the picture?

All the seven Dharma talks were shared as live video through Facebook.  Roshi Enkyo urges us in her talk on the “Genjokoan in Troubled Times” to find our own way for acting as a Bodhisattva Citizen (audio). Soshin Osho uses the Koan of “Babyface Pro Wrestling” to encourage us to notice when what we think we know creates separation between us and them (audio), and how much learning and healing is possible when that separation eases.

Oxbow Zen!

After thinking of ourselves as “Upstairs Zen” (because of the location where we’ve been meeting) and the “Bring-Your-Own-Cushions” Sangha (to indicate that you’d have to BYOC to the sit), we’re now thinking of ourselves as “Oxbow Zen.”

We welcome you to our new web site at and will soon transition our electronic mailing list to the new name!

Our dedication to practicing together remains unchanged 😉