One Heart Zen

One Heart Zen exists because opening to the Boundless Heart of Being cannot be done alone.

One Heart Zen invites you to join with us in the practice of Zen Buddhism as we learn together how to engage the wonder of our lives— how to meet ourselves, our loved ones, our coworkers, human society, and all of life. Please see Offerings below. 

Coming together in silence, meeting one another, we learn to listen deeply, wait, and watch. We breathe together and know one another. We encourage each other with our effort to be present, awake, and aware. Compassion and love arise. We speak from our heart: a speaking that joins and does not separate, that affirms and includes, that is authentic, genuine, resonant with all life. 

We cannot do this for ourselves without doing it for others. This may provoke the questions: How do we take care of ourselves? How do we take care of others? How do we allow others to take care of us? In learning to be present to the silence, listening, watching, and waiting, this comes to us. It always has been here. It is time to listen and join with.

Take care of ourselves. Take care of others. Allow others to take care of us.

Offerings

In this time of COVID-19, all our meetings will be online via Zoom.

One Heart Zen offers daily Zen Meditation gatherings, zazen, Dharma Talks, monthly One Day Sittings, Sesshin, multiple day Zazen intensives, weekly text study and discussion, and Dokusan (private discussion with a Zen Teacher). Everyone interested in meditation, whether brand new, experienced in other traditions, or an “old hand” is welcome to join in our practice as your life and schedule allow.

SUMMER ZOOM SESSHIN FRIDAY JULY 16 TO SATURDAY JULY 17, 2021

We had a very successful online sesshin. A sesshin allows us to immerse ourselves in meditation, mindful awareness, self care, synchronicity and harmony. This event ran from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Dharma talks took place on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and Dokusan was available all day Friday and Saturday. To see what the summer schedule was like, click here.

SATURDAY MORNING GATHERING: 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us as we come together for Zen Meditation (zazen), a Dharma Talk by Kōtatsu John Bailes, and a Zen Chanting Service. Zazen begins at precisely 9:00 am, please join in by 8:55. There are two 30-minute zazen periods. Each is followed by a 10 minute slow walking meditation. Dharma Talk begins at 10:20 and is followed by another 30 minute period of zazen and a short Zen Chanting Service. 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87003578063

Meeting ID: 870 0357 8063

SUNDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Every Sunday morning we come together to study a text, guided by Myōshin Tom Jones and Kōtatsu John Bailes. First we sit zazen for 30 minutes. Then we read and discuss the text together, and learn from one another. 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9928538513

Meeting ID: 992 853 8513

Password: 9928538513

WEEKDAY MORNING ZAZEN GATHERING:  6:30 am to 7:15 am

Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:15 am we come together to sit zazen. Join us in the early morning softness at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87919610440

Meeting ID: 879 1961 0440

MONDAY EVENING GATHERING: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for a 30 minute Zen Meditation, a short Guided Loving Kindness Meditation, a brief Dharma Talk, and a convivial and heartfelt discussion as we learn together how to practice Buddhism in this difficult and wonderful world. 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://wellesley.zoom.us/j/769901424

Meeting ID: 769 901 424

TUESDAY EVENING GATHERING: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of zazen and a Dharma Talk. Zazen begins at 7:30 pm sharp and is followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation. The Dharma Talk begins at 8:20 pm. We complete the evening with another 30 minute period of zazen. Come join in. No experience necessary. Invite friends. 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/171166158

Meeting ID: 171 166 158

MONTHLY THIRD SATURDAYS ALL DAY SIT: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Every third Saturday of the month we host a One Day Sitting during which we come together to devote an entire day to meditation and mindful awareness. We sit three sets of three periods of zazen with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between. The morning set is from 9:00 – 11:30 and includes a chanting service. The afternoon set is from 1:30 until 4:30 and includes a Dharma Talk at 3:20 followed by short chanting service. The evening set is from 6:30 to 8:30 and includes a short closing offering. Dates: March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19… 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87003578063

MINI-SESSHINS

A sesshin allows us to immerse ourselves in meditation, mindful awareness, self care, synchronicity and harmony. This event runs from Thursday evening through Sunday late morning. Dharma talks take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and Dokusan is available all day Friday and Saturday. To see what the schedule is like usually like, click here.

We had another sesshin with summer hours from Friday July 16 to Sunday July 18 2021. For that summer schedule, click here.

YEARLY SESSHIN

We are tentatively planning for a seven day Rohatsu Sesshin to Celebrate Buddha’s Awakening, culminating on Sunday morning in a Jukai Ceremony. Jukai is Receiving of the Precepts, held for a group of people who will have been preparing for the entire year and who have been been active participants in sangha life over the last few years. Likely dates: December 6 – 12, 2021.  Check back here for more info or sign up for our newsletter here.