Schedule

Please note the Zendo is now closed for the month of June

Welcome to Two Streams Zen Farm

263 Main Road, Route 66, Westhampton, MA 01027-9682 USA

Sowing Seeds of Awakening…Cultivating Fearless Intimacy…Harvesting World Peace

2017 Practice Schedule

“Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha. The buddhas of the ten directions have no mind. To see no mind is to see the buddha.”  Bodhidharma (5th c.)

Full and New Moon Zazenkais – Saturdays from 9 am to Noon

January 14

January 28

February 11

February 25

March 11

March 25

April 8

April 22

May 13

May 27

June – Zendo closed

July 8

July 22

August 5

August 19

September 9

September 23

October 7 

October 21

November 4

November 18

Community Work Practice – Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm

April 22

July 22

September 23

November 18

Retreats and Sesshin

August 12 to 19: Individually Guided Solo Retreat (By application due August 1)

October 20-21: Zen, Trauma, and Embodied Social Justice

December 1 to 8: Rohatsu Sesshin

WARM-HAND TO WARM-HAND PRACTICES

Contemplative Somatic Wellness™ Training and mentoring of young adult activists–in particular those from underrepresented communities–in a holistic and integrative somatic immersion apprenticeship aligning Zen teachings and training, the healing of Transgenerational (Legacy) trauma, and Embodied Social Justice.

B-Coming Ur Own BFF: Learning to Meditate with KindnessIndividual or group introductory class to the practice of sitting meditation for all levels of seekers.

Call to Action in Response to Charleston and Beyond – Facilitated gatherings for white Dharma practitioners who identify as social activists and are seeking to respond with conscious compassion to the suffering caused by the unexamined legacy of white privilege, power, rank, and racism.

White-On-White Gatherings – Intra-group gatherings for Dharma practitioners and social change activists uncovering and renegotiating Whiteness and uncoupling the unconscious patterns that perpetuate our suffering as white people (by invitation).

COMMUNITY OFFERINGS

Trauma-informed, somatic-based spiritual counseling, Precepts and Koan study, Zen training, Death Cafe, Hospice visits, Emotional Support Animals, environmental blessings, ritual cleansing, weddings and funerals. 



One-to-one meetings with the guiding teachers are available for those seeking to establish a meditation practice or seeking counsel for life issues as they relate to stepping onto, deepening and sustaining a spiritual life.  All sessions are 45 minutes in length. Experienced Zen students may request to meet in terms of their formal training and the student arranges to arrive for a minimum of one hour of Zazen prior to the meeting. The teachings and guidance are always freely given. Traditionally, a gift is offered in return.

THE PRACTICE OF DANA PARAMITA – GENEROSITY

As it has been since Buddha’s time, at Two Streams Zen the Dharma is offered freely.   Traditionally, in the spirit of interdependence, a community supports the Dharma by in turn offering monetary gifts to teachers and temples in appreciation for receiving teachings and in recognition of the years of training and understanding teachers have cultivated. To the degree your heart is  touched by the teachings, the teachers, the community and the practices offered at Two Streams Zen, please consider offering a gift.