Weekly Services
& Classes

All services, classes and meditations have resumed per our descriptions below. We no longer require RSVP to attend services. If you have received the vaccine and are two weeks past your second dose, masks and distancing are no longer required. If you have yet to receive the vaccine, or choose not to, you will be required to wear a mask and keep distance, per State guidelines.

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 7:30-8:00pm
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
Tues 6:00 -7:00pm
Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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
Tues 8:00 -9:00pm
Wed 12:00 -1:00pm

Meditative Creative

Join us for a fun evening of mindful and meditative creative arts. We want to welcome all forms of contemplative crafts and hobbies… crocheting, calligraphy, painting, writing… Whatever it is, please join us every other Tuesday in the temple room. Everyone is welcome! The group will also either sit quietly during our regular meditation period or join the rest of the group in the Zendo.

Check calendar for dates to be sure of which Tuesdays we will hold the group. If you have any questions, please email Dae Seong at: neastmandgz@gmail.com

Every Other week

On hiatus until Fall of 2021

Nature Walks

Every Saturday we gather at the front doors to 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)