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Pine Wind, Jizo-an Monastery, is home to Seijaku Roshi an American Zen Master and Founder of The Zen Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization NJ 1985, and the main house of The Order of the Great Lights. http://www.jizo-an.org ​ Since 2000 Pine Wind has been a refuge for thousands of persons from all walks of life, cultures, and religious affiliations, offering a diversity of programs including training in (Zen) Mindfulness Meditation, inspirational and educational seminar's and workshops, and a Formal Zen Training Program for home practitioners, as well as monthly educational events and seminars designed for Inter-faith dialogue.

Pine Wind, Jizo-an Monastery, is home to Seijaku Roshi an American Zen Master and Founder of The Zen Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization NJ 1985, and the main house of The Order of the Great Lights. http://www.jizo-an.org ​ Since 2000 Pine Wind has been a refuge for thousands of persons from all walks of life, cultures, and religious affiliations, offering a diversity of programs including training in (Zen) Mindfulness Meditation, inspirational and educational seminar's and workshops, and a Formal Zen Training Program for home practitioners, as well as monthly educational events and seminars designed for Inter-faith dialogue.
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Pine Wind, Jizo-an Monastery, is home to Seijaku Roshi an American Zen Master and Founder of The Zen Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization NJ 1985, and the main house of The Order of the Great Lights. http://www.jizo-an.org ​ Since 2000 Pine Wind has been a refuge for thousands of persons from all walks of life, cultures, and religious affiliations, offering a diversity of programs including training in (Zen) Mindfulness Meditation, inspirational and educational seminar's and workshops, and a Formal Zen Training Program for home practitioners, as well as monthly educational events and seminars designed for Inter-faith dialogue.

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Getting Beyond Fear and The Illusion of Differences

12/22/2018
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Getting Beyond Fear & The Illusion of Differences initiative arises directly from the Great Bodhisattva Vows: to alleviate the suffering of every human being; to put an end to all self-serving desires; to profoundly study and realize the Dharma; and to perfectly manifest this real truth in every aspect of our lives. Tonight we will examine how the Dharma can illuminate the persistent forms of bias that shape our experience of the world. The Dharma teaches that all beings are equal, and yet...

Duration:02:09:36

In times of trouble where do I find refuge?

12/21/2018
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“And the simple fact that by being attentive, by learning to listen (or recovering the natural capacity to listen which cannot be learned any more than breathing), we can find ourself engulfed in such happiness that it cannot be explained: the happiness of being at one with everything in that hidden ground of Love for which there can be no explanations.” - Thomas Merton To "Hold Space" for ourselves and others, especially during this current uncertain and rapidly changing time in our world....

Duration:02:13:36

Creating Clarity Through Morality & Mindfulness

11/23/2018
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Creating Clarity Through Morality & Mindfulness by Pine Wind Zen Community

Duration:01:45:25

Spirituality, Religion, & Politics

2/17/2018
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As Spiritual and Religious Americans how do we respond to increasing violence, and the current rise of injustice, discrimination, racism, anti-semitism and hatred we are witnessing in our Country and around the World today? What would the Buddha do? What would Jesus do? What does the Torah teach us to do? Join Seijaku Roshi, Rabbi Simon, and Deacon Jim Casa for this most Inspiring, Educational, and Enlightening discussion!

Duration:01:44:17

The Truth About Being Spiritual

12/30/2017
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The Truth will set you free, and the closer we get to our freedom, the more synonymous the effort and the reward. Spirituality or Training is about what Chogyam Trungpa called, "Cutting Through our Spiritual Materialism," both our cultural and social conditioning about being spiritual, ending our consumer oriented approach to being spiritual. Join Seijaku Roshi and Rabbi Richard Simon as they discuss "The Truth About Being Spiritual."

Duration:01:52:51

Sesshin Dharma Talk (Dedicated to Veterans)

11/24/2017
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"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - Dwight D. Eisenhower Dedicated to the healing of Our Veterans Serving Around The World: A Day of Serene Meditation and Silence for The End of War in Our World Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing authentic Zen meditation training. We begin at early dawn to engage in a schedule that...

Duration:00:10:48

The Heart of The Matter - Finding Our True-Self

9/23/2017
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"Underneath all we are taught, there is a voice that calls to us beyond what is reasonable,and in listening to that flicker of spirit, we often find deep healing." Central to Authentic Spirituality (Zen) is the teaching that, "We are not who we think we are, or who we think we should be." Therefore the aim and objective of Zen is to "Awaken from a lifetime of Ego-Delusion" to discover who and what we truly are. In discovering our "True-Self" we discover all that we have spent our lifetime...

Duration:01:40:20

Being Home - Being Awake

8/26/2017
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Mindfulness and Meditation and washing the dishes, making the bed, doing the laundry go together. They always have gone together. How we hold the mundane speaks loudly about how we hold life. Sen Rikyu taught, "All can find peace in a bowl of tea." If you know how to make and drink a bowl of tea, if you know how to hold the tea bowl in your hands. Tonight we will explore how we can find "our Zen" at home and in the workplace. How we can "Be Home and Awake". If we can learn to appreciate the...

Duration:01:21:56

With All Victorious Mastery

7/22/2017
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Life is always “urgent,” we are challenged everyday to meet demands on our time, responsibilities, and the unexpected; and whether we are aware or not, the truth of suffering or discontentment. What might support us to meet the challenge of everyday living? The Three Tenets are powerful skillful means for working with our emotions and meeting daily challenges with all victorious mastery. The Three Tenets are: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, Compassionate Response

Duration:01:54:32

The Donning of The Masks

4/17/2017
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At the moment we fully appreciate the Power of Living Authentically, everything changes and nothing is ever the same again. Opportunities never available to us before become possible. The past, the present, and the future all at once is transformed. We will explore the impact of living as Shakespeare described it "The Life of an Actor" has on our physical, mental, and emotional health, and how we can transform a lifetime of conciliation and return to our hopes and dreams we were meant to...

Duration:01:38:06

Cultivating Self-Confidence

2/22/2017
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Self-confidence is an essential ingredient in living an inspired and effective life. Cultivating confidence in yourself and about your life requires living in harmony with the real nature of life, clarifying what is really important and aligning your daily living activities and choices with what is important including the people, places, and activities which support you. Join Seijaku Roshi & Rabbi Richard Simon as we explore the Dharma of Living Fearlessly.

Duration:01:42:06

Communion

12/24/2016
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Ultimately the goal of any authentic Spiritual Path especially The Path of a Spiritual Warrior is "Communion"; First with Mystery, call it God or Dharma, or Buddha, it is that which is larger than ourself; next with the Teachings (Dharma) manifested in myriad forms of energy that make the Universe what it is, and finally with Others (Community or Sangha). Tonight we will discuss the concept of - The Three Jewels or Refuges of Buddhism and how it contrasts with faith-based beliefs such as,...

Duration:01:35:47

What Next? Surviving and Thriving after 11.8.16

11/20/2016
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"Even if the Sun were to rise in the West, the Bodhisattva knows One Way." For many Americans the Sun indeed rose in the West on Election Day and the reaction has left us with age old questions. Who are We? Who do we want to Be? Tonight we will explore The Way of the Bodhisattva - The Spiritual Warrior in the face of disappointment, grief, and impermanence. (Seijaku Roshi, Rabbi Richard Simon)

Duration:01:56:22

Living Courageously

10/1/2016
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For so many of us fear can be crippling, stifling, getting in the way of our hopes and dreams, and yet it doesn't have to be that way! When we understand how the mind operates from moment to moment, especially when it is fearful, we can apply ancient wisdom, well-honed and proven to weaken the grip of fear - We can Be Courageous in the Face of Fear and Transform it for Our Benefit!

Duration:01:44:46

Being Spiritual & Politically Engaged

7/9/2016
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We are witnessing the most polarizing politics in modern American History. Should Bodhisattvas (Spiritual Warriors) become involved in the political arena as a method of helping everyone attain the requisites of a spiritual life? My answer to this question is "Yes." When we enter into the political discussion with Wisdom and Skillfulness, we are not dirtying our hands in a messy, mundane world that we should abandon, we are staying true to our intention of shedding light in the darkened...

Duration:01:45:16

LOVE

5/3/2016
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"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of our lives alone, we find it with another." Love is a Force of Nature. It pervades the entire Universe. It runs through everyone and everything. Revealing and available right here, right now. Yet Loving oneself and others continues to be the single most difficult experience in people’s lives. We will explore LOVE as a Force for Change, Healing, Renewal, and Direction. How we can access this pervasive energy at every moment even when it...

Duration:01:47:27

The Power of Compassion and Forgiveness

4/6/2016
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In a Nation torn by so much polarization, violence, and so much inequality, how do we begin to heal and find the ground to come together. If we don't we can only expect more pain, more suffering. In the first 78 minutes we will watch the Award Winning Documentary "The Power of Forgiveness" followed by a group discussion and a Dharma teaching by Seijaku Roshi on the Healing Power of Forgiveness and Living a Compasionate-filled Life. http://www.thepowerofforgiveness.com...

Duration:01:02:26

"When Life Disappoints Us" Part 2

3/2/2016
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Living Mindfully helps us develop awareness of those habitual reactions rooted both in our genetic make-up and our early childhood experiences (pain body), then we retrain our minds to "respond", rather than react habitually, more skilfully and with real compassion for ourselves. Seijaku Roshi will begin by summarizing the teachings in Part 1, and guide us through several "mindfulness techniques" on and off the cushion designed to empower anyone to navigate through life's disappointments...

Duration:01:50:09

"When Life Disappoints Us" Part 1

2/5/2016
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"The road to the truth is paved with disappointments. When life disappoints we need not be "dis-appointed". The key is to stay the course. The truth which liberates us is never far away" Living Mindfully helps us develop awareness of those habitual reactions rooted both in our genetic make-up and our early childhood experiences, then retrain our minds to react or "respond" more skillfully and with real compassion for ourselves. Tonight Seijaku Roshi will leads us through a process well-honed...

Duration:01:48:46

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

1/6/2016
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The Present is full of Yesterday and is moment to moment Creating tomorrow. "According to our yesterdays so shall today unfold, according to our interaction with the unfolding of today, so shall our tomorrows manifest." - Buddha The Buddha encouraged personal investigation of the mind as an essential practice leading to the highest level of conviction and of wisdom.This includes recognizing delusion, the root of all fear and anxiety, as unskillful mental factors. In this way Buddhism has...

Duration:01:50:19