Quarterly Sesshin - RESCHEDULED - February 4-6

Due to the significant snow on January 22/23, the Quarterly Sesshin had to be postponed and is rescheduled for February 4-6

Starting Thursday evening February 4 at 7pm through Saturday February 6 at 8:30pm there will a sesshin at the Stillpoint Zendo in Lawrenceville. This quarterly event consists of extended sitting periods (zazen) with the schedule shown below. All are welcome to come for any or all of the sittings.

Thursday night February 4: 7pm-8:30pm
Friday
February 5 8:30am-8:30pm
Saturday
February 6: 8:30am-8:30pm



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.

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 23, 2016 * (quarterly sesshin)
February 27, 2016
March 26, 2016
April 23, 2016 * (quarterly sesshin)
May 28, 2016
June 25, 2016
July 23, 2016 * (quarterly sesshin)
August 27, 2016
September 24, 2016
October 22, 2016
November 26, 2016
December 24, 2016

Quarterly sesshin (retreat)
Thursday night 7pm-8:30pm
Friday 8:30am-8:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm
and morning service on Sunday

January 2016: 1/21-23 at Stillpoint zendo in Lawrenceville
April 2016: 4/21-23 at Stillpoint zendo in Lawrenceville
July 2016:  7/21-23 at Stillpoint zendo in Lawrenceville
October 2016: 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 sitting

Questions? Email sit@stillpointzen.org

Current Study and Readings:
         Following our regular practices on Wednesday and Sunday a short reading and informal discussion is offered.
         Come just to sit, or join us following practice, as we continue our readings from:

The Blue Cliff Record (tr. Thomas Cleary & J.C. Cleary) - Wednesday following Zazen

Recently Completed:
Swampland Flowers: The Letters and LEctures of Zen Master Ta Hui (tr. J.C. Cleary)
Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen (Shunryu Suzuki)
Transmission of Light: Zen in The Art of Enlightenment (Zen Master Keizan, tr. Thomas Cleary)
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice (Shunryu Suzuki)



                                                  







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