Our group will not be sitting together physically while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Our wider Zen group will be offering on-line meditation options and instruction in meditation. Please see the homepage for details. We also encourage you to listen to the recorded talks from the teachers at Zen Mountain Monastery.
The Manawatu (Palmerston North) MRO Zen group holds meditation sessions on Sunday evenings from 7pm.
Beginner instruction is available by appointment. This instruction provides newcomers with an orientation to the Zen Buddhist tradition, to the practice of zazen, and to the training offered through the New Zealand MRO groups. It is necessary to receive beginner instruction before taking part in the regular weekly practice.
MRO Zen groups welcome people of all cultural, ethnic, gender and religious backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing Zen meditation. There is no charge for attending zazen at the zendo, although a gold-coin donation towards our operational costs is appreciated.
The Manawatu MRO Zen group also takes part in monthly on-line discussions with the teachers of the Mountains and Rivers Order. These discussions are a valuable opportunity to connect with a Zen teacher and to clarify the functioning of Buddhist principles and practices in our lives.
If you would like to learn more about our group, or schedule a time for beginner instruction, please contact us by phone, or fill out the form below.
Zen Meditation Times
Sunday evenings: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Includes 2 x 35 min periods of zazen, and 10 mins of kinhin (walking meditation).
(Beginners instruction in zazen available by appointment)
Weekend Zen Retreat at Strathean
15-17 May, 2020
25-27 Sepember, 2020