Past Events


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.


Rohatsu - December 5-9, 2016

To celebrate the remembrance of Buddha's enlightenment, there will be a week of sitting starting Monday December 5 and ending Friday December 9. The schedule for each day will be a series of sittings and breaks similar to the Saturday Zazenkai schedule. All are welcome to come at any point and join us for one or many periods of Zazen. If you know of anyone in the local community who might be interested, please pass along the schedule. All sittings will take place at the Zendo in Lawrenceville.

Rohatsu Schedule

Monday December 5 to Friday December 9: 1:30pm-8:30pm

Update: Stillpoint 2016 Fall Sesshin with Shokaku Okumura-Roshi a Great Success

Stillpoint was once again honored to offer our 2016 Fall Sesshin with Shohaku Okuura-Roshi October 7-9 2016.

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 travelled 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 practioner 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.  He has a very special connection with our sangha, and despite the fact that his travels are being reduced to safeguard his health, we are very fortunate that he wishes to continue his annual retreats with us.

Rohatsu - December 4-10, 2015

To celebrate the remembrance of Buddha's enlightenment, there will be a week of sitting starting Friday December 4 and ending Thursday December 10. The schedule for each day will be a series of sittings and breaks similar to the Saturday Zazenkai schedule. All are welcome to come at any point and join us for one or many periods of Zazen. If you know of anyone in the local community who might be interested, please pass along the schedule. All sittings will take place at the Zendo in Lawrenceville.

Rohatsu Schedule

Friday December 4: 10am - 8:15pm

Saturday December 5: 8:30am - 8:15pm

Sunday December 6: 9:30am - 8:15pm

Monday December 7-Thursday December 10: 12:30pm-8:15pm

November 22,
2015
Beth Kanji Goldring: Dharma talk by our friend and special guest, founder and former director from the Cambodian Aids Project


An American Zen nun in the Japanese Rinzai tradition, Beth founded Brahmavihara/Cambodia AIDS Project in 2000.  She was ordained in 1995.
Beth has received a number of awards for Brahmavihara's work.



November 21, 2015
Writing as a Wisdom Project led by Catherine Gammon

OCTOBER 2015

Fall
Residential Retreat with
Shohaku Okumra-Roshi



Okumura-Roshi is the Abbott and head teacher at Sanshin-ji, a Zen community which he founded in Bloomington Indiana seven years ago.  He has travelled 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.  He has a very special connection with our sangha, and despite the fact that his travels are being reduced to safeguard his health, we are very fortunate that he wishes to continue his annual retreats with us.

February 22, 2015
Beth Kanji Goldring: Dharma talk by our friend and special guest, founder and former director from the Cambodian Aids Project


An American Zen nun in the Japanese Rinzai tradition, Beth founded Brahmavihara/Cambodia AIDS Project in 2000.  She was ordained in 1995.
Beth has received a number of awards for Brahmavihara's work.


OCTOBER 2014
Fall Residential Retreat with Shohaku Okumra-Roshi


Okumura-Roshi is the Abbott and head teacher at Sanshin-ji, a Zen community which he founded in Bloomington Indiana seven years ago.  He has travelled 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.  He has a very special connection with our sangha, and despite the fact that his travels are being reduced to safeguard his health, we are very fortunate that he wishes to continue his annual retreats with us.

OCTOBER 2013
Fall
Residential Retreat with
Shohaku Okumra-Roshi


Okumura-Roshi is the Abbott and head teacher at Sanshin-ji, a Zen community which he founded in Bloomington Indiana seven years ago.  He has travelled 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.  He has a very special connection with our sangha, and despite the fact that his travels are being reduced to safeguard his health, we are very fortunate that he wishes to continue his annual retreats with us.

January 27, 2013
Annual Stillpoint Community Meeting.  Highlights:
We welcomed a new Board President and two new board members.
Dates confirmed for our annual retreat with Shohaku in October, and plans underway for a Sangha-led retreat in May. Stay tuned!
Our website has been updated.  New Pledge and Member Contribution forms were distributed for 2013 pledges.
If you weren't able to join us for the meeting and we weren't able to thank you personally--thank you for supporting Stillpoint in 2012 with your contributions and in-kind donations.


October 21, 2012
Installation and Dedication of Kwan Yin relief sculpture by B. LeBeau.


October 28 2012
Beth Kanji Goldring: Dharma talk by our friend and special guest from the Cambodian Aids Project


An American Zen nun in the Japanese Rinzai tradition, Beth founded Brahmavihara/Cambodia AIDS Project in 2000.  She was ordained in 1995.
Beth has received a number of awards for Brahmavihara's work.




October 12-14 2012
Shohaku Okumura-Roshi:
Stillpoint Retreat.  Okumura-Roshi once again visited us to lead our Stillpoint Fall retreat, right in the middle of Western Pennsylvania’s glorious Fall foliage. [A thank you to all who attended--and for your generosity and good spirit in turning the experience of an unanticipated change of venue into an unexpected 'gift']

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he Abbott and head teacher at Sanshin-ji, a Zen community which he founded in Bloomington Indiana seven years ago.  He has travelled 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.  He has a very special connection with our sangha, and despite the fact that his travels are being reduced to safeguard his health, we are very fortunate that he wishes to continue his annual retreats with us.




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