Introducing ZPI Affiliate Groups: The Zen Studies Sangha

Introducing ZPI Affiliate Groups: The Zen Studies Sangha

To strengthen the connections between the individuals and organizations in our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups.  Join to explore the offerings of all the organizations that have affiliated with us.  Following is an introduction to The Zen Studies Sangha:

What is your mission?

To provide an online Soto Zen Sangha for the followers of the Zen Studies Podcast. Allowing geographically disparate practitioners that are interested in Zen to do Zazen and study Buddhism together.
Where is your organization based?
Portland, Oregon (USA).
How many regular members do you serve?
Tell us a bit about how the group was conceived?
The Sangha grew from some of the 1500 Zen Studies Podcast listeners that were without local access to a Sangha expressing a desire to sit Zazen with other practitioners.
Tell us about one exciting project, program, retreat or other offering you are currently working on?
Domyo Burk hosts a weekly Zen Studies Podcast. Each episode deeply examines a particular aspect of Zen practice, culture, or history. Domyo Burk personally produces the Zen Studies Podcast and serves as the priest and teacher of the Zen Studies Sangha.  The Zen Studies Sangha also sponsors a quarterly peace-sit, which is a 2 hour, non-denominational gathering of peace conscious individuals interested in sitting in harmony together over the internet in a medium that transcends doctrinal, religious, racial, ethnic and geographic barriers.
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement? 
Our Peace-Sitting program is a form of social engagement that promotes “not-knowing,” or sitting together without a preconceived agenda as a path to harmonious inter-relationships among peace conscious people separated by large distances.
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization faces?
To grow our on-line Sangha membership.
Your main website URL
Your main contact email address for members
Visit The Zen Studies Sangha online to browse podcasts by category, release date, or series, and check out their event calendar for regular opportunities to meet in sangha online or in person.
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