2022 Retrospective

A Year of Changes

The year is coming to a close and it has brought about many changes. Let’s not call it a level of a new normal, if anything, we learn through this practice that normalcy is just a construct of the realm of duality. In any case, what is right in front of us, we have to face.

Fortunately, we were able open up again in September and resume the in-person practice. While still cautious, we want to stress how important the practice within a group is and how much we all appreciate our fellow practitioners.

We will continue to offer sitting practice on Wednesday evenings in 2023, looking forward to a year of renewed energies and in-person presence. We can also look forward to continued longer retreats hosted by the Zen Studies Society at the New York Zendo and Dai Bosatsu Zendo in the Catskills, led by Chigan Roshi.

Thank you for your support, financial or in spirit, without it Charles River Zen could not continue to offer this priceless practice to the world.