For virtual practice, please refer to the Online Chant Book.

Zazen – 7:10 AM– 7:50 AM
Kinhin (walking meditation) – 7:50 AM – 8:00 AM
Zazen – 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
Morning Service – 8:40 AM – 8:50 AM
Dharma talk and discussion – 8:50 AM
Sangha social time – following the dharma talk

Zazen Instruction – 7:40-8:00 AM

Virtual Practice – Begins with 7:10 AM zazen and continues through the dharma talk and discussion.  Below is the Zoom information for Sundays.
Meeting ID: 869 1922 4084
Password: 626891
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Zazen Instruction – 5:40 PM – 6:00 PM
Zazen – 6:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Zen Study Group – 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:50 PM – 8:00 PM

Virtual Practice – Begins with 6:00 PM zazen and continues through the Zen Study Group.  Below is the Zoom information for Wednesdays.
Meeting ID: 852 5907 2873
Password: 311698
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If you are coming to the DMZC for the first time, or just new to Buddhism, you might find the following helpful:

  • Meditation instruction will be available on Wednesday evenings at 5:40 PM and on Sundays at 7:40 AM.  Please try to come to one of these if you are attending for the first time.  We hope this instruction will give you a little foundation for your first time.
  • The dharma talk on the first Sunday of the month will be oriented to newcomers.

Deep River Temple will host zazenkai on June 10. The word “zazenkai” means “to come together for meditation.” This is a full day of practice consisting of multiple periods of zazen, two oryoki meals, a dharma talk, work period, and the opportunity for dokusan (formal one-on-one interview with the teacher). Click here to view the zazenkai schedule.

Zen Study Group
Held on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the month.  See the Zen Study Group page of the website for the topics being discussed each month.

Work Days
Quarterly temple work days for 2023 will occur on January 14, April 8, July 8, and October 14 from 9:00 AM until noon.  The work days involve cleaning the interior of the building, working on the grounds, and any special projects.