For those interested in our practice it is important to know:
What We Are Not
We are not a discussion group or pursuers of relaxation.
We are not a religion. There are no sermons selling fixed ideas or narrow moralities.
Preconceptions, opinions and expectations (always and everywhere) are a barrier to seeing further.
What We Are
We are serious practitioners learning to awaken to ourselves, and therefore to everything else.
We are a non-denominational practice that will (if you wish it to) deepen any faith you espouse.
Zen is simply life study, nothing special. There is no dogma or belief, only personal experience.
In silence we allow ourselves to open to the 'real' behind the blizzard of stultifying internal blather.
Zen grows slowly, like grass - let it. Don't expect anything the first day, or ever. (see above)
The moment you sit with us you are a part of the Sangha, and are embraced as family.
There is no better, stronger or wiser - we are all, at the same time, novices and sages.
Developing one's posture is delicate work - supporting each other in this is supporting ourselves.
— Neil Smith