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Windhorse Sittings and Programs: June 2019

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening,
that is translated through you into action;


Weekly Programs and Formal Sittings

After a wonderful weekend with two very different events, we’re gearing up now for the Summer Solstice Sesshin (June 15-22). If anyone has time to help out with those preparations, we’d gratefully welcome your presence!

Sittings before sesshin:
This week –
Thursday, June 6: Zazen with dokusan, 7-9pm
Sunday, June 9: Morning program 9:30 – 11:30, followed by potluck
Next week —
Tuesday, June 11: Zazen with dokusan, 7- 9pm
Thursday, June 13: Zazen with dokusan, 7- 9pm

No Sunday sittings June 16 and 23 (during and immediately following sesshin)

After sesshin —
Tuesday, June 25: Zazen with dokusan, 7- 9pm
Thursday, June 27:Zazen with dokusan, 7- 9pm
Sunday, June 30: our next Sunday morning sitting
Into July –
Tuesday, July 2: Zazen with dokusan, 7- 9pm
Wednesday, July 3: Sunya-roshi leaving for Poland, returning August 1st.


Sunya’s podcasts have been available on iTunes, and can also now be found on Spotify. You need to sign up to access Spotify but it’s free (here’s a link: Listen on Spotify!), . Some have recommended Podbean – we’re still working on finding the best, most accessible venues. Thanks for your patience, and we appreciate your suggestions and feedback!

Getting Started at Windhorse Zen Community

Beginning a Zen practice at Windhorse is quite simple: send an email and/or give us a call (contact info below) to schedule a first sitting at the center in Alexander, NC, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Asheville.

We ask everyone, whatever their background in practice, to go through a basic orientation, which generally takes about 45 minutes.

The best time for new people to come ​for this ​is usually on Sunday morning at 8:45, before the 9:30-11:30 program of zazen meditation and dharma talk. If that doesn’t work for you, we can arrange to meet before a Tuesday or Thursday evening sitting, which begins at 7:00 pm. More information >>>