"To practice the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.  To be enlightened by all things is to cast off body and mind as well as those of others.  Even traces of enlightenment are wiped out, and life with traceless enlightenment goes on forever and ever." -

Dogen Zenji


Zen practice is to get to our True Mind, the mind not accessible through thinking. This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary. This effort is zazen. - Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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Zen Group of Reading, PA

    Welcome to the Zen Group of Reading, Pennsylvania website.  We are a Zen Buddhist Group meeting in Reading, PA (Berks County) since 1988.  If you are new to Zen Buddhist practice, or experienced with Zen, you are welcome to  join us for a Sunday Zen Service. There is no charge to attend but donations are accepted.     We meet Sunday mornings for a Zen Service in Reading, PA from 8AM-10AM for sitting meditation (zazen), chanting, and a Dharma Talk. We also hold periodic zen Workshops and do two and four-day intensive zen meditation retreats (sesshin). For more detailed information please click on About Us and Contact Us in the left-hand column.

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