What is Zen Church?
Zen Church is a community dedicated to teaching and practicing mindfulness meditation in central New Jersey.
Our path is grounded both in ancient Christian monastic practices of contemplative prayer and Zen meditation.
By walking this path together, we hope to help faith seekers from all walks of life develop meditation practices
that cultivate lovingkindness and compassion for the sake of the world.
Wherever you are on your journey, welcome to Zen Church.
What happens at Zen Church?
Zen Church offers opportunities to train in and practice a variety of meditation techniques along with others under the instruction of a teacher. Some of the meditation techniques that are taught and practice at Zen Church include:
- Basic Mindfulness
- Metta (loving-kindness)
- Mantra (coming soon!)
In addition to promoting physical, emotional, and mental health and wellness through these practices, our true effort is to develop lovingkindness and compassion in our everyday lives. We hope that the meditation instruction offered at Zen Church will help you develop your own daily practice. We encourage you to continue to attend regularly, which provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and have discussions which will help you learn and stay rooted in your practice.
Meditation is a lifelong effort of learning, openness, growing, and most importantly, love, and the community of Zen Church is here to support you in your practice and daily living!