Events, Key Dates and Special Services

In addition to our regular schedule, please consider joining us for the following events. We’d love to see you!

Wed. April 18, 2018

Introduction to Zen, Newcomer Orientation

Offered the third Wednesday each month.

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Class fee $15. Please preregister below.

Sat. April 21, 2018
9 AM – 1 PM  The Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Retreat from the city for Zen Meditation and Study at the Zen Center Pittsburgh for an examination of Buddhist teaching and Zen practice.

General community and Friends of ZCP class fees below



Sun. April 22, 2018

Come for Zazen and stay for the Vegetarian Pot Luck Lunch.

4th Sunday of every month.

The vegetarian pot luck is a great way to try a new recipe or share your old favorites. No time to cook? Pick up a salad, fruit, or desert to share.

Sat. April 28, 2018
9 AM – 11 AM  Sangha Meeting

Our next Sangha meeting will be held on Saturday 28 at 9 am.  Come for the meeting at 9 am or come early for Zazen at 7 am.  Also, breakfast will be available at 8 am, so please join us for that if you can (please let us know in advance!).    The ZCP Board we will provide a financial overview, and we also hope to have a constructive discussion about the operation and mission of the zen center.  If sangha members have specific topics you’d like to discuss, please email Steve Kifer at  A more complete agenda will be circulated to sangha members. We hope to see you!


Sun. May 6, 2018
8:45 -9:30 AM – Zazen (Zen meditation) and Zendo (meditation hall) Etiquette 

Offered the first Sunday of each month.

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Class fee $15. Please preregister below.


Sat. May 19, 2018

6:30 AM – 5:00 PM – One-Day Sesshin

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Registration $35. Please pre-register to hold your space.

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