Stillpoint is a lay Zen community committed to making Zen practice truly accessible to the Pittsburgh community.  We offer introductions to zazen, a morning and evening sitting schedule, Sunday service, monthly day-long sittings, and occasional special events, including retreats led by visiting teachers.

COVID-19 Policy update: Masks are required. Bring a mask, or use one of the disposable masks available at the entrance. Masks may be removed during zazen.

Rohatsu Sitting - November 29 through December 3, 2021

Rohatsu literally means "the 8th day of the 12th month", and is the day commemorating the anuttarā-samyak-saṃbodhi, the unsurpassed complete awakeningof Shakyamuni Buddha. Stillpoint will be open during weekday afternoons all week to celebrate.

Here is the practice schedule. All are welcome to come join us for any portion of the schedule.

Monday       11/29  1:30pm-8:10pm
Tuesday      11/30  1:30pm-8:10pm
Wednesday 12/1   1:30pm-8:10pm   
Thursday     12/2   1:30pm-8:10pm   
Friday          12/3   1:30pm-8:10pm


Come for the whole day or any portion thereof. 

Each set consist of: 
30 minutes zazen 
10 minutes kinhin 
30 minutes zazen 

Sets start at:
  1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm

Monday December 2nd through Friday December 6th   --  1:30pm - 8:10pm
1:30pm Zazen2:00pm Kinhin2:10pm Zazen2:40pm Rest
3:30pm Zazen4:00pm Kinhin4:10pm Zazen4:40pm Rest
5:30pm Zazen5:55pm Kinhin6:05pm Zazen6:30pm Rest
7:00pm Zazen7:30pm Kinhin7:40pm Zazen8:10pm End

Zazenkai - Saturday December 18, 2021

Stillpoint will be open for the full zazenkai schedule on Saturday, December 18.

Saturday 12/18  8:30am-8:10pm

Come for the whole day or any portion thereof. 
Masks are optional.

Six sets each day consisting of: 
30 minutes zazen 
10 minutes kinhin 
30 minutes zazen 

Sets start at: 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm


Zazenkai Schedule - 8:30am - 8:10pm
8:30am Zazen9:00am Kinhin9:10am Zazen9:40am Rest
10:30am Zazen11:00am Kinhin11:10am Zazen11:40am Lunch
1:30pm Zazen2:00pm Kinhin2:10pm Zazen2:40pm Rest
3:30pm Zazen4:00pm Kinhin4:10pm Zazen4:40pm Rest
5:30pm Zazen5:55pm Kinhin6:05pm Zazen6:30pm Rest
7:00pm Zazen7:30pm Kinhin7:40pm Zazen8:10pm End


In-person practice at Stillpoint resumed June 2nd, 2021

Regular Wednesday evening and Sunday morning in-person practice periods resumed starting June 2nd.  Please continue to check this website for updates. 

Practice Schedule and Events
We are located at 137 41st Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15201.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are held there.


Regular Practice Schedule: (for more detail see our Practice Schedule.)

        Sundays             9:30 am - 10:40 am
        Wednesdays      7:00 pm -   8:00 pm

        
        
        Visit Stillpoint: We welcome you to sit with us at any of our regularly scheduled practice periods.

        For an orientation to Zen practice at Stillpoint or to join us for sitting
please come 15 minutes before a regularly scheduled sitting 

Questions? Email sit@stillpointzen.org


                                                  
 

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