Upcoming Special Events
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.
Stillpoint Community Meeting
The annual Stillpoint Community Meeting will occur Sunday January 22, 2017. There will be one regular sitting at 9:30am followed by the Community Meeting. All are invited.An Evening of Zen
Writing As A Wisdom Project - Saturday March 18, 2017
Catherine Gammon will once again offer the Writing As A Wisdom Project at Stillpoint on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 9am-5pm.
Combining meditation in the Zen tradition with the practice of imaginative writing, this workshop invites intimate and creative study of the mind. Engaging playfully with language, we write together from prompts and read aloud, listen, and respond to one another’s words. Our writings and responses are explorations, and our conversations are based in imaginative insight rather than craft or critique. The day is appropriate for participants at any level of literary or meditation experience. Meditation guidance will be offered as needed.
More information on this great event here.
The 4th Thursday of the month Stillpoint hosts an Evening of Zen suitable for newcomers as well as advanced practitioners. The event is from 7:00 – 8:30 PM -- next session is January 26, 2017.
An Evening of Zen is taught by Rev. Kotoku Crivello of the Zen Center of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Stillpoint Zen Community
More information is here
Regularly Scheduled Events
Regular Practice Schedule: (for more detail see our Practice Schedule.)Sundays 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4th Saturdays: All day zazenkai 8:30AM to 5PM
January 28, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
April 22, 2017
May 27, 2017
June 24, 2017
July 22, 2017
August 26, 2017
September 23, 2017
October 28, 2017
November 25, 2017
December 23, 2017
Quarterly sesshin (retreat)
Thursday night 7pm-8:30pm
and morning service on Sunday
October 2017: residential retreat with Roshi Shohaku Okumura, location TBD
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 sittingQuestions? Email email@example.com
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