"The Upper Valley Zen Center is dedicated to the study and practice of Zen Buddhism; to understanding the nature of suffering and its resolution; and to acting on this insight to benefit everyday life."
Zen is the practice of Buddhism, the discipline and insight founded by the historical Buddha 2500 years ago. Our Center and the affiliated Dartmouth Zen Practice are led by Gendo Allyn Field, lay monk in the Rinzai Zen tradition. He received ordination from Joshu Sasaki in 2003 and suijishiki (teacher ordination) from Sandy Gentei Stewart in 2013.
We are located on the ground floor of 58 Bridge Street (The Main Street Museum). Find us down the driveway next to the building. Park by the River and enter on that level. All are welcome to join our practice regardless of experience or religious affiliation. Click here to contact us with your questions.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN PRACTICE
Wednesdays, 6 to 7 pm
If you are new to Zen practice or need an orientation to our Center, join us Wednesdays 6 to 7 pm at Upper Valley Zen Center. (Click here to find us) While an introduction is recommended, newcomers are welcomed at all events.
EVERYDAY ZEN relating Zen to everyday life, meets Thursdays, 7 to 8:30. This coming Thursday, May 28, begins a six week study of the Buddhist precepts.
What does it mean to "refrain for killing?" What does tradition say? What do you say? Join the conversation.