The Manawatu (Palmerston North) MRO Zen group holds meditation sessions on Monday 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 resources and retreats offered by the New Zealand groups. It is necessary to receive beginner instruction before taking part in the regular weekly practice.
MRO Zen groups are open to people of all cultural, ethnic, gender and religious backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing Zen Buddhist meditation. There is no charge for attending zazen at the zendo, although a gold-coin donation towards our operational costs would be appreciated.
The Manawatu MRO Zen group also takes part in monthly Skype-based 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
Monday evenings: 7.00 - 8.30pm
2 x 35 min periods of zazen, 10 mins of kinhin (walking meditation).
(Beginners instruction in zazen available by appointment)
Weekend Zen Retreat at Strathean
29 Sept – 1 October
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