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Special Notice

Shohaku Okumura-Roshi will once again lead our annual Stillpoint retreat on October 10th to 12th, 2014 at Franciscan Spirit & Life Center in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. There are still a few spots remaining! For more information, email sit@stillpointzen.org


Okumura-Roshi is the Abbott and head teacher at Sanshin-ji, a Zen community which he founded in Bloomington Indiana eleven years ago.  He has traveled widely throughout Asia, Europe and South America, as well as various retreat centers in the USA sharing the Dharma and is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Dogen Zenji’s teachings as well as being a dedicated life-long practitioner of those teachings. He has led numerous Stillpoint retreats here in Pittsburgh since 1996 and has provided inspirational spiritual guidance to our community for many years. 






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 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
March 22, 2014
April 26, 2014
May 24, 2014
June 28, 2014
July 26, 2014
August 23, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 22, 2014
December 27, 2014


        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, 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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