Virtual Zendo at Louisville Zen Center New!

Louisville Zen Center in-person activities have been suspended indefinitely.  We'll announce here and on Facebook when this changes.  Meanwhile, sittings and other events will occur via ZOOM video-conferencing.  


Here’s the Virtual Zendo schedule for Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays:


               6:00 pm - ZOOM arrival and informal sitting
               6:25 pm - 5-minute warning bell
               6:30 pm - formal sitting; ends with Four Bodhisattvic Vows (p. 36 in
chant book)

                             - Sundays: three 25-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin; includes a Zen talk

                             - Tuesdays: three 25-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

                             - Thursdays: two and a half 30-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

               8:00 pm - tea & chat
               8:30 pm - depart 


To prepare for the sit:

  • Contact the Center to receive an e-mail with the ZOOM link.  This link ushers you into the virtual zendo for every sitting so PLEASE SAVE THIS E-MAIL FOR FUTURE USE.
  • To maintain the integrity and disciplined atmosphere of the zendo, PLEASE DON'T FORWARD THIS LINK OR MEETING ID TO OTHERS.  Everyone that wants to sit with us must contact the Center to get the link themselves. 
  • Our virtual zendo can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smart phone.  The first time you join a sitting (called a ZOOM meeting) on a computer, ZOOM will automatically install the needed software. For tablet or smart phone users, download "ZOOM Cloud Meetings".  It's free!   
  • Turn up the volume on your speakers to clearly hear the bells and announcements.
  • Position your camera so we can see you sitting.  Not directly in front, though.  That might be too distracting.
  • Arrange your seat in a quiet place preferably facing the wall. Since you'll be at home, feel free to wrap up in a blanket. 
  • Consider where you'll do walking meditation.  You can also simply stand or pace back and forth in a line.
  • Setting up an altar with an inspiring figure or picture is nice, but not required.  Light incense, if desired. 


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Other Virtual Zendos


Join audio-only, live-streamed sits at our our mother temple, Rochester Zen Center (RZC), and sister center, Auckland Zen Centre (AZC).  No app required.  Below is the schedule.  Sittings at RZC are purple; those at AZC are green (in Eastern Daylight Time).  Click on the sitting time to be linked to the appropriate page.  


Sunday
8:30 – 10:30 am – usually 50-minute zazen with posture change bell • kinhin • Zen talk

Monday

1:00 - 2:15 pm - 55-minute zazen with posture change bell • chanting

7:00 - 7:50 p.m. - 50-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)

7:00 - 9:00 pm - three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

Tuesday
6:00 – 7:15 am – two 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

1:00 - 2:00 pm - 60-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)

7:00 - 7:50 p.m. - 50-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)

7:00 - 9:00 pm - three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

Wednesday 

​6:00 – 7:15 am – two 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

1:00 - 2:15 pm - 55-minute zazen with posture change bell • chanting

7:00 - 7:50 p.m. - 50-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)

Thursday
6:00 – 7:15 am – two 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

1:00 - 2:00 pm - 60-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)

7:00 - 7:50 p.m. - 50-minute informal sitting (change posture as needed; no kinhin)
7:00 - 9:00 pm - three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

Friday
6:00 – 7:15 am – two 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin
7:00 - 9:00 pm - three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

Saturday
6:15 – 7:30 am – two 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin

3:30 - 5:30 pm - three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin