“Dear Friends, Delaware Valley Zen Center has resumed in person practice at the New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711. Practice night is now, Wednesdays at 6:30pm. We will continue an online practice the 3rd Wednesday of each month and have Kong-an interviews on that night. Updates regarding the in-person practice will be sent to the current mailing list. If you wish to be added to the practice schedule email list, send an email to DVZCinfo@gmail.com and request to be added to the weekly practice update list. ”
Just Seeing is Buddha-nature
If you want to understand the realm of Buddhas.
Keep a mind that is clear like space.
Let all thinking and external desires fall away. Let your mind go anyplace with no hindrance.
Then what is keeping a mind that clear like space?
If your mind is not clear, listen to the following:
It is enlightenment nature.
Above is the dwelling place of all Buddhas;
Below are the six realms of existence.
One by one, each is complete.
One by one, each thing has it.
It and dust interpenetrate.
It is already apparent in all things.
So, without cultivation, you are already complete.
Understand. Understand. Clear, clear.
(Holding the Zen stick:) Do you see?
(Hitting with the Zen stick:) Do you hear?
Already you see clearly.
Already you hear clearly.
Then what are this stick, this sound, and your mind?
Are they the same? Or different?
If you say ―same,‖ I will hit you thirty times.
If you say ―different,‖ I will hit you thirty times.
3 x 3 = 9
from The Compass of Zen by Zen Master Seung Sahn
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 Wednesday 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.
Free Meditation Instruction sessions will be scheduled as requested. Send an email to DVZCinfo@gmail.com and ask to be added to the next instruction class.
There is no fee to attend our practice, you do not have to be a member.
Monkey Mind Zen,
is a DVZC satellite.
The group meets in Philadelphia.
For information about their practice visit: