No Practice this week (11/24/17)

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Upcoming 3-Day Retreats

For more information on the retreats listed below, call (302) 533-8819.
Most retreats are held at New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 East Main St, Newark, DE 19711 unless otherwise specified

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 2017 Retreat Schedule


Day Date Time Location Retreat Leader

Friday to


Sept. 15 to

Sept. 17

Fri 7pm to

Sun 4pm

Temenos Retreat Center.

West Chester, PA

Jose Ramirez, JDPSN


2017 September Retreat at Temenos Retreat Center

September Weekend Retreat!
Weekend  Retreat with Jose' Ramirez, JDPSN
Friday September 15 - Sunday September 17
7:00pm Friday - 3:00pm Sunday
Temenos Retreat Center
1564 Telegraph Road
West Chester, PA 19382

$160.00 for non-members
$140.00 for KUZS members
$130.00 for Dharma Teachers or DTITs
Fees includes lodging and all meals


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Why participate in a retreat?


The reason we practice Zen is to understand ourselves completely and help this world. The suffering we experience in our own lives, and indeed the suffering of our world, comes from our inability to connect with our true self, which is originally compassionate and clear. It's as if the owner of a sophisticated piece of machinery has lost the original instructions that came with it, and has forgotten its original function. The result is confusion and harm. A retreat can be thought of as reacquainting ourselves with the original instructions that came with our model.


After his enlightenment, the Buddha said, "How wondrous! Everybody already has it; they just don't know it. Truly, all beings are whole and complete, lacking nothing." Sitting a Zen retreat is a vital part of the process of waking up to our true self.


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Practice Schedule

Practice is held every Thursday evening at the New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 E. Main St, Newark, DE 19711.


Practice begins at 7:00pm with a short orientation for beginners, followed by chanting. We then have two 25 minute periods of sitting meditation with a 10 minute period of walking meditation in between.

Beginners are encouraged to attend the free Meditation Instruction session offered the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

There is no fee to attend our practice, you do not have to be a member.


Monkey Mind Zen,

is a new DVZC satellite.

The group meets in Philadelphia.

For information about their practice visit: