Weekly Services
& Classes

Weekly Events

Sunday Service

Join us for our regular Sunday morning service. We will start with the bell of silence, the bell for all sattva, short service including traditional chanting (the Three Treasures in Pali), the reading of the Heart Sutra in English, followed by a 20 minute period of zazen meditation and a dharma talk. Question and answer period follows the service and the Sangha gathers for tea.

Weekly Event:

Sunday 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Weekly Meditation

Part of our regular practice is being able to sit and quiet our minds so we can have an opportunity to see what is arising moment by moment throughout our regular day. Our weekday mediation is 30 minutes in length and is a combination of silent meditation (about 15 minutes) and guided meditation (about 15 minutes). We have cushions and mats you can use at the center. Please dress comfortably and casually.

Weekly Event

Tues 6:00-6:30pm
Wed 11:00 am-11:30 am
Thurs 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Homonji Iaido

Homonji Iaido is a practice based on techniques from Koryu (old style) Japanese Sword Arts. Our focus is on gaining balance, mindfulness, discipline and harmony in our lives. Weekly, ongoing classes are available. See our page here for more information

Weekly Event:

Sun 12:00 -1:00pm All member
Tues 7:00 -8:00pm Foundations
Thurs 7:00 - 8:00pm Applications (invite only)

Recovery Dharma Collective Meetings

Recovery Dharma is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. For more information, please see our page here.

Weekly Event:

Sat 10:00 -11:00am
Sun 3:00 -4:00pm
Wed 12:00 -1:00pm

Meditative Creative

Join us for a fun evening of mindful and meditative creative arts. We welcome all forms of contemplative crafts and hobbies… crocheting, calligraphy, painting, writing… Whatever it is, please join us each month as we focus on a new way to express our practice through art. Everyone is welcome!

The newsletter will indicate which Wednesday we will hold the class each month. If you have any questions, please email WonCheon at: wendisillars@gmail.com

Once per month, check the newsletter for dates and focus each month

Shinrin-Yoku

Shinrin-Yoku or "Forest Bathing" is a practice around connecting with nature. Every Saturday we gather at the Stage Nature Center in Troy to walk through the nature trails. Join us for this casual gathering, a time to get to know other sangha members as we talk and take in the surrounding trees and natural wildlife.

The path is a 1.3 mile loop that will take you through low brush, high canopy forest and you will most likely encounter a number of deer, wild turkey, owls, cranes, ducks, butterflies and more flowers and undergrowth than we have been able to identify. The path is well tended and is low to moderate walking.

Weekly Event / Weather Dependent

Sat 10:30 am (sharp)