April 2020 Pandemic Update

I hope this message finds you doing as well as can be expected; staying safe and secure. Our thoughts and practice are with you always.

As of today The Zen Center will remain closed at least until April 30th under the statewide stay in place order currently in effect.

As such we are planning on offering as much “virtual” Zazen and Services as we can.

That being said the grounds and pathways of the center remain open for the Sangha to use as long as the requisite social distancing is adhered to.

Please continue to make healthy choices and take care of each other.

Email or call me with any questions or concerns or if you just want to talk

Gassho

Kotoku

O Bhikkhus, One takes care of oneself by practicing mindfulness.
One takes care of others by practicing mindfulness.
Taking care of oneself, one takes care of others.
Taking care of others one takes care of oneself.
How does one take care of others by taking care of oneself?
By practicing (mindfulness), (mental) cultivation and through many actions.
Thus by taking care of oneself, one takes care of others.
And how does one take care of oneself by taking care of others?
Through patience, non-harming, loving kindness and sympathy.
Thus O Bhikkhus, One takes care of oneself by practicing mindfulness.
One takes care of others by practicing mindfulness
Taking care of oneself, one takes care of others.
Taking care of others, one takes care of oneself.

– Sedaka Sutta (The Sutra about the Acrobats)


Welcome!

Zen Center of Pittsburgh, is a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple founded in 1999. The Zen Center serves the community by offering services, daily meditation and monthly and annual Zen meditation intensive retreats. We are located just thirty minutes north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on fourteen isolated acres with stunning views of the Western Pennsylvania forest. Children are welcome.

Our Mission
The mission of the Zen Center of Pittsburgh, Deep Spring Temple is to provide for the Transmission of the Buddha’s teachings and to preserve the Soto Zen Lineage through the practice and study of Soto Zen Buddhism. ZCP is first and foremost a place in support of The Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha by emphasizing the importance of both lay practice and priest training.

Vision
ZCP is committed to develop and maintain a sustainable membership based organization for the purpose of:

  • Soto Zen Practice and Study for both lay members and Novice/Trainee Priests
  • Soto Zen Religious Services and Events
  • Educational and Cultural Programs and events that serve to nurture balance and harmony in the lives of individuals and the Community-at-large.

How to get here:
124 Willow Ridge Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-741-1262