Oct 25 through Dec 7th 2014 – Fall Study Period!

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Periods of focused practice are an ancient and vital part of Buddhist, and especially Zen, tradition. During the Study Period and Winterlight Retreat we will have an opportunity to focus on meditation and inner reflection, deepening our practice of the Buddha Way together.

Modeled on the traditional 90 Day Ango (Practice Period) the Study Period will include opportunities for private interviews with  Rev. Myo (dokusan), lectures and special ceremonies, as well as semi-formal meals (oryoki style), teas, and additional periods of meditation.

If interested please begin a dialogue with us by emailing hszc108@yahoo.com to discuss what days and times you can commit to, and we very much look forward to this practice opportunity with you!


Bodhi Day / Rohatsu Ceremony Sun. Dec 8th @7:20am

buddhamountainsPlease join us to take part in this ceremony to celebrate the enlightenment of Shakamuni सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्ध Buddha ගෞතම බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ on Sunday Dec 8, 2013 at 7:20am.


Please come to celebrate both the ceremony and be of visual and expressed in presence positive intention and support for the individuals in sesshin/retreat!

Wednesday – Sunday 5-9 December, Winter Light, Rohatsu, Retreat

Hartford Street Zen Center’s annual Winter Light Retreat begins Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012 and ends at noon on Sunday, December 9 after our annual ceremony celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Everyone is welcome to join us for any of the scheduled sittings, talks and services in our zendo (meditation hall) from 6:00 am until 9:30 pm. Click here to see the schedule.  If you plan to attend meals and/or stay at our temple,  please visit here for pricing and to email to reserve a spot.