Daily and Weekly Practice
Our daily and weekly practice has transitioned online and via conference call until spring 2022. Please consider joining us for Morning Sittings (Monday through Friday, 7:00-7:45 am), Dogen Classes (Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm), Sittings (Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm), Precepts Studies (weekly), and EcoSattva Gatherings (monthly).
Contact Us for details on how to join.
In spring 2022, the Zen DownEast Sangha plans to resume meeting in person Tuesday evenings at the Downeast Massage Therapy building at 848 U.S. Rte 1, Pembroke, Maine. Meetings always include Zen meditation (zazen) and Zen liturgy You are invited to attend all or any portion of the activities—whatever works for your schedule and inclination. We sit 25-minute periods, and do a few minutes of walking meditation (kinhin) between periods. The sitting starts formally at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm, though you are free to leave at any time. We also offer drop-in classes on the writings of Zen Master Eihei Dogen from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm which you are warmly invited to join at any time. If you are new to Zen DownEast, please Contact Us to arrange for a brief orientation. If you are new to Zen, you may want to review Zazen Instruction.
Zen DownEast is committed to creating an inclusive sangha and strives to embody the ideals of mutuality and interdependence. All are welcome!