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Meditation Schedule and Events

Dear Friends,

 

We want to thank all of you who have expressed your support and concern during the difficult time after Steve's (my husband's) stroke.  We plan to resume our regular meditations sometime in February,  but will keep you updated.  Please check this site for dates and news or watch for emails.

Stay well!

 

With deep gratitude,  

Andrea

 

 

Meditations are Monday evenings, 7-8pm, 300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland,PA

We open the door at 6:50.  Please contact us at oryokizendo@gmail.com to be added to our email list for last minute changes or cancellations. 

❖ Come in ENTRANCE B which is around the back of the building. Parking is limited in the back and the entrance for that lot is off of 3rd Street. Additional free parking can be found in the large parking lot across from the West Shore Theatre, next to the bank, or anywhere on the street.
❖ Chairs are provided. If you wish to bring your own cushions to sit on the floor, please feel free to do so. 

❖ FEE: Free-will Offering.  Your donations help!

Meditation Session include:

Gentle stretching to open Meditation, Mindfulness Liturgy, Zazen - 20 minutes, Dharma Talk, or discussion based on a quote or short reading, on how to live a more productive, mindful life, and how to cope with stress, anger, grief, and the challenges we all face.

The fee remains a Free-Will donation. Any amount you can give is appreciated and helps support Oryoki Zendo. Please arrive 10 minutes before Meditation to ensure we start on time, and enter the space quietly. If you are late for any reason, please come in silently and sit in the back if we are sitting in meditation already.

Peace,

Andrea Minick Rudolph, Executive Director

Oryoki Zendo

717 514 3082

You may also donate online at 

https://oryoki-zendo.square.site

Or send checks to our business office: Oryoki Zendo, 3612 Kramer Street, Harrisburg, PA  17109

We appreciate any amount you can give.

Stay safe and be well! 

Mindfulness Meditation, or Zazen, is a conscious, focused practice, grounded in

moment to moment awareness of living. This attitude of Spaciousness, or inclusion of thoughts and feelings as they arise, allows us to look at our thoughts realistically, confront conditioned patterns of negative thinking, and embrace the larger realm of our interconnectedness with others. The practice of meditation calls us into conscious thought and action, and provides a wake-up call; the realization that we need to pay attention. This then allows us to embrace the opportunity to change the way we think, feel, and act, and to create a positive outcome.

 

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Watch "Mindful Concentration; Making a Daily Commitment to Practice

In this last of eight seminars in her series, “Mindfulness Matters”, Andrea leads participants to understand the practical    applications of mindfulness and meditation through the integration of all aspects of mindfulness concentration into daily practice.  By fostering a greater awareness of our interdependence, we experience our inextricable connection to      

everything and a falling away of who we merely think we are.  When we practice mindful concentration, we naturally become more spacious.  A meditative state allows mind and body to open and breathe.  If we slow down, pay attention, look closely, and listen deeply, we open ourselves to the myriad of possibilities for change, transformation, and discovery. The unknown challenges us to be curious and awake.  It leads us on adventures to discover new territory.  Stillness can invite creativity to bubble up in a simultaneous awareness of inner and outer space; the intricate and intimate world of thought and feeling within each of us in relationship to the environment in which we reside.  Just being here is the source of our human potential.  When we make a daily, concerted effort to accept things as they are, understand what we cannot control, and work diligently to change what we can, we remove the obstacles of negative, divisive thinking, respond with awareness of the present moment, and grow to embrace the world as an endless opportunity to appreciate life more fully.  We lead happier, healthier lives.

Many thanks to Fredricksen Library for providing the venue and support for this series, Joe Catalano for filming it, and Carmen Finestra for making the video recording possible.

Oryoki Zendo is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), Zen Buddhist organization offering individual and group direction through Mindfulness Meditation, Retreats, Counseling, and Educational Workshops. We strive to enrich all people’s lives, regardless of race, gender, faith, or social status, and remain dedicated to promoting the many ways we can understand and practice Mindfulness techniques to live happier, healthier lives. 

PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US IN OUR EFFORTS by making a tax-deductible, charitable donation.   Make checks payable to Oryoki Zendo

and mail to our business office: 3612 Kramer Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109

Or Donate here online

YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE.  THANK YOU!

-Andrea Minick Rudolph, M.A., Executive Director, Oryoki Zendo. 

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