Regular Events

The Center building will be closed until further notice due to COVID.

The gardens are open. All are welcome to do walking meditation or bring a chair to do seated meditation.

INTERIM MEDITATION PRACTICE TIMES

TUESDAY  8:00 – 8:30 AM:  Zoom Meditation
info@ysdharma.org for zoom link
WEDNESDAY  8:00 – 8:30 AM:  Outside garden meditation
THURSDAY  8:00 – 8:30 AM:  Outside garden meditation
FRIDAY 8:00 – 8:30 AM: Outside garden meditation*
*2nd and 4th Fridays are guided Vajrayana compassion practice;
1st and 3rd are silent sitting.

For all outside meditation: please wear a mask, bring a chair and keep 6 ft distance.  To join by zoom to outdoor meditations, info@ysdharma.org, for the link.

 

The following regular schedule is on hold until further notice. 
Please explore the links on this page to learn more about our regular events.

Morning Open Meditation: 7:007:40 am Weekdays MondayFriday; TUESDAYS:  8:15 – 8:45 AM 

Evening Open Meditation: 7:007:40 pm Sunday through Thursday, except  during special events. No evening Meditation on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday Zen Meditation/Practice: Saturdays – 7:30 am (includes chanting and discussion)

Sunday Vipassana Meditation/Practice: Sundays – 8:009:30 am (includes chanting and discussion)

Sunday Vajrayana Meditation/Practice: see calendar

Orientation: Second and Fourth Mondays every month – 7:45  9:00 pm
We provide an orientation to the Center and basic instruction in meditation, the most universal Buddhist practice.

Introduction to Meditation 6-week Course
Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:00 pm       Offered September, January,  and March
Check Introduction to Meditation page for current course information.

Book Discussion Group: Thursdays 7:45 – 9:00PM
Check Book Discussion Group page for further information.

Mindful Work Practice: Second weekend of each month, following Saturday Zen or Sunday Vipassana practice.  Work practice is a mindfulness and awareness practice in silence. Working for about 30 minutes in the garden and in the house is a wonderful opportunity to support and sustain the Center while engaging in practice off the cushion.

Lending Library: Open immediately before and after meditations or other events.
Or you may call 937-767-2139 or 513-374-0162 to make an appointment. See our website for a link to an online list of all books we currently offer in our library.