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
June – Zendo closed
Community Work Practice – Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm
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 Kindness – Individual 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).
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.