"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 to 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 Zen practice but donations are accepted.  We meet Sundays for Zen Sitting in Reading, PA from 8AM-10AM for zen meditation (zazen), Zen chanting, and Dharma Talks. We also hold periodic zen workshops and do two and four-day intensive zen meditation retreats (sesshin). To learn more about our Zen Group and how to join us for Zen Buddhist practice please click on About Us and Contact Us in the left-hand column.

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