NORTH SHORE ZEN
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church - 48 Shelter Rock Rd. Manhasset
Sitting Time: Wednesday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm
Directions: Long Island Expressway (eastbound to Exit 35 or westbound to Exit 36) to Shelter Rock Rd--go north on Shelter Rock Rd approx. I mile to 48 Shelter Rock Rd.--white entrance gate for Unitarian Universalist site is on left, follow driveway straight to rear parking lot following signs for the Veatch House.
Northern State Parkway eastbound or westbound to Exit 27 North onto Shelter Rock Rd.-go north approx. 1 mile to 48 Shelter Rock Rd.--white entrance gate for entrance gate for Unitarian Universalist site is on left, look for signs for Veach House.
Those who are new to Zen practice are encouraged to arrive at least a half hour earlier than the sitting time on Wednesday evening when one of the head monks will be delighted to give simple and basic instructions on meditation. Please arrive familiarized with the "Beginners" section on this site, particularly regarding procedures and terms. The best way to learn is to 'do', and as essential as every part of our practice is, it is not essential to understand everything, in fact this is a practice of continual unfolding. All practitioners know this and are enormously supportive toward new practitioners. There are no mistakes in zen, only mirrors and opportunities. The teachers agree that this work must be done in a group or Sangha for real movement to occur. As we do our work we have insights, some of which will be of how enormously lucky we are to be a part of an ancient lineage of Soto zen, with THREE master teachers in one of the most beautiful mansions on Long Island.