“Dear Friends, in support of the efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, DVZC will continue to hold practice online. If you wish to attend the online practice send an email to DVZCinfo@gmail.com and request to be added to the weekly practice invitation list. ”
Racial Justice and Equality
Redwood trees have lived on Earth for over 240 million years.
Homo sapiens, about 200 thousand.
Despite massive size,
old growth redwood
root systems are shallow.
Trees reach 350 feet tall
yet don’t topple in the strongest winds.
Each one’s roots interlace
with its neighbors’ roots,
creating a vast network of support
unseen on the surface.
They hold on for a thousand,
two thousand years, maybe more,
all the while showing us
how to grow up.
-Laura Grace Weldon
Founded in 1999, Delaware Valley Zen Center (DVZC) offers to the community an environment for Zen practice. Our weekly practice includes chanting, sitting meditation and walking meditation. DVZC is one of more than sixty centers and groups worldwide affiliated with the Kwan Um School of Zen, an international organization founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Our guiding teacher is José Ramírez, JDPSN, who received Inka in April 2009. The Delaware Valley Zen Center (DVZC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit religious corporation of the State of Delaware. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. DVZC is supported, administered and maintained by its members.
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Practice is held every Thursday evening at the New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 E. Main St, Newark, DE 19711.
Practice begins at 6:30pm 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 6:30pm
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: