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—El Paso Zen Center for Engaged Buddhist Practice—

Both Sides / No Sides Community

  

The El Paso Zen Center - Both Sides / No Sides Sangha is a community of people who come together to practice the dharma in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. We offer instruction and practice of zazen (sitting meditation), one-on-one instruction with a teacher, dharma talks, weekly services, retreats, workshops, study groups, and engaged outreach. We are a group of householders, women and men who work and go to school, taking our practice off the cushions and being fully engaged in our various communities.

 

Our zendo is situated in a unique binational / bilingual community, thus our name, Both Sides / No Sides Sangha. All of us live and work on the U.S./Mexico border, but our practice is to experience all there is as one – one land composed of two countries, one place of desert and mountains with a river running through, one people of multiple ethnicities and languages, one planet in one solar system among others, one in the great vastness of everything, boundless. 

 

This is a good place,

like all places,

to practice Zen.

We welcome you into our home. 

SCHEDULE

ZEN BUDDHIST SERVICES AND MEDITATION

 

Sunday - Zen Liturgy and Meditation
10AM MST (Please arrive early) 

We have re-opened the Zen Center for hybrid (in-person / Zoom) Sunday services  Please be fully vaccinated.

 

SERVICE ON ZOOM ZENDO HERE 

  • Buddhist Liturgy (10 - 15 minutes)

  • Two periods of Zazen (meditation) 25 minutes each separated by kinhin, or walking meditation

  • Dharma Talk with tea (15-25 minutes) 

  • Buddhist Liturgy (10 minutes)

 

Weekday Meditation

(In-person only; meditation only, no service.)

  • Wednesday evening: 7 until 8 p.m.

  • Friday morning: 7 until 8 a.m.​​

(Come when you can; leave when you need to)

No experience necessary.
 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

COMING EVENTS

ZAZENKAI THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

 

Saturday morning 8:30 AM until Noon

Next zazenkai to be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2024.

This is a good opportunity for some extended "time on the cushion." 

Come when you can, leave when you need to!

We are very proud to announce that our own Veronica Roshin Schroder received the degree of Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling from New York Theological Seminary in a graduation ceremony held May 18, 2024!  Roshin serves as one of the Zen priests of our sangha.


Congratulations Roshin!

EPZC NEWS

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Support El Paso Zen Center

Our sangha relies entirely on donations from our community to maintain our space and basic expenses. Dana, or generosity, is the first of the perfections, and is an opportunity for us all to practice interdependence, impermanence, and commitment. 

El Paso Zen Center

Both Sides / No Sides Sangha

2718 N. Campbell, El Paso TX 79902

elpasozen@gmail.com

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