Words are secondary.
I want you to find the feel of it.
I want you to find the fire of it.
I want you to touch the source of your life force,

to feel the joy and the love that can come from living from the source of your being.
— Zenkei Blanche Hartman in "Seeds for a Boundless Life"


Welcome!

Pamsula Zen Center
Founder & Guiding Teacher: Rev. Daiken Nelson, Roshi

A place where everyone is free to be and become themself:
Come as You are

Monday Evening Meditation
6:00p - ≈7:30p

Thursday Morning Meditation
7:45a - 8:45a

Small Chapel at Union Theological Seminary
Main Entrance: 3041 Broadway between W. 120th & W. 122nd Street
(1 Train to W. 116th or W. 125th Street)

In-Person & Online
We will stream live via Zoom: PM for Zoom link: Here


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I still recall how, with my bag on a pole, I forgot my yesterdays.
Wandered the hills, played in the water, went to the land of the clouds.
The lift of an eyebrow, the blink of an eye -- all of it samadhi (deep absorption).

In this great world there is nowhere that is not a Wisdom Hall.
— Ziyong (18th c. Chinese Buddhist Nun)


Pamsula Zen Center welcomes All to Practice, long-time practitioners & newbies.
It is PZC’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs or activities.
We joyfully welcome seekers and students of all religious paths into our gatherings.

Also, all offerings are dana (donation) based — with suggested free-will offering
with no one turned away for lack of resources.


Pamsula (definition):
1) Dusty, covered with dust; 2) Polluted, defiled, sullied, stained
Traditionally, the discarded, soiled cloth that monks & nuns found from which they made their robes


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