New York ZendoEran Junryu Vardi Roshi, founder of Eiryu-ji Zen Center, will provide individual practice meetings at the Zen Studies Society's New York Zendo on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:45 p.m., and meditation instruction for new students at 6:45 p.m. He will also offer a teisho.

The New York Zendo is located at 223 E. 67th Street in New York City. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to meet with Junryu Roshi at the New York Zendo on January 26.

January 13-15: Sesshin with Shinge Roshi at NY Zendo (http://www.daibosatsu.org/newyorkzendo.html)
January 29: One-day Zazenkai
February 26: Half-day Zazenkai
March 26: One-day Zazenkai
April 20-23: Spring Sesshin at the Grail Center, Cornwall, NY
May 21: Half-day Zazenkai
June 11: One-day Zazenkai
July (date TBD)
August (date TBD)
September 10: One-day Zazenkai
October 20-23: Fall Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Monastery
November 19: One-day Zazenkai
December (date TBD)

The Eiryu-ji Zen Center community will be holding its spring Sesshin at The Grail Retreat Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY from Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23, 2017. If you are interested in attending, and/or in becoming a part of our community, please call Eiryu-ji at 201-891-0900 or send e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Unless marked indicated, events are held at the dojo in Wyckoff.

  • June 5 - Half-day sit and spring Ango closing - 8:30 - 12:00
  • June 26 - One-day Zazenkai in Burlington VT - 8:30 - 3:30
  • July 17 - One-day Zazenkai - 8:30 - 3:30
  • September 11 - One-day Zazenkai and fall Ango opening - 8:30 - 3:30
  • October 20 - 23 - Fall Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu monastery
  • November 20 - Half-day sit
  • December 4 - One-day Zazenkai and fall Ango closing - 8:30 - 3:30

openingThe opening of Eiryu-ji Zen Center in September of 2012 was covered by Patch.com on 9/24/12.

"Our doors are open to both beginners and long-time practitioners who are genuinely interested in exploring Zen meditation and deepening their understanding", Reverend Vardi said. "Our practice is not intended to provide an escape from everyday challenges, but rather serves as a model by which one can engage more deeply in all aspects of life. We practice with an understanding of a busy life-style, and work with individuals on incorporating the way of Zen with their on-going commitments".

> Read the article here.