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Welcoming you from wherever you are

Welcome to

Rising Lotus Sangha

A Growing Online Community

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Rising Lotus Sangha is a Soto Zen community open to all

who want to learn more about meditation, mindfulness;
and the Buddha Way. 

 

We meet for meditation periods, group study, workshops, and retreats exclusively on Zoom.

You don't even have to leave your home.

Our guiding teacher:

Rev. Kyoji

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Upcoming Events

All times are shown in E.T (Eastern Time).
To help you find how this relates to your time zone you can try Worldtimebuddy.com

We open our online zendo doors 10 minutes before start.

  • Wednesday Sitting Group
    Wednesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 24
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
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  • Friday Sitting Group
    Friday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 26
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 26, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 26, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
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  • Guided Metta Saturday
    Guided Metta Saturday
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 27
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. We will be leading the group through simple verses of Metta. Beginning with ourselves and gradually extending loving-kindness to all beings. If you are new to this please don't be put off, we will offer advice. Some light music may be played. We will sit for 20min after Metta,
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  • Sunday Sit and Fusatsu
    Sunday Sit and Fusatsu
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Apr 28
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Join us for our Fusatsu service where we will honour the female ancestors on this occasion.
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  • 10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 30
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 30, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Apr 30, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Wednesday Sitting Group
    Wednesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Friday Sitting Group
    Friday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 03, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 03, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Saturday Sitting Group
    Saturday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 04
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 04, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 04, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
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  • Sunday Sitting Group
    Sunday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 05
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Join us for our usual Sunday: after greetings, we'll mute up, then one or more of the sangha will lead chanting. We'll sit for 20 minutes meditation. Listen to the talk over tea or coffee (please prepare beforehand). Followed by our end chants.
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  • 10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 07
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 07, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 07, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Wednesday Sitting Group
    Wednesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 08
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Friday Sitting Group
    Friday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 10
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Saturday Sitting Group
    Saturday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 11
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Sunday Sitting Group
    Sunday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 12
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Join us for our usual Sunday: after greetings, we'll mute up, then one or more of the sangha will lead chanting. We'll sit for 20 minutes meditation. Listen to the talk over tea or coffee (please prepare beforehand). Followed by our end chants.
    Share
  • 10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    10 pm Tuesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 14
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 14, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 14, 2024, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Wednesday Sitting Group
    Wednesday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 15
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Friday Sitting Group
    Friday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 17
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 17, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 17, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share
  • Saturday Sitting Group
    Saturday Sitting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 18
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Zoom Zendo
    Open to all. Please join us as we sit for 20 minutes of meditation as a group. (aka Zazen) If you are new to sitting please don't be put off, we will offer advice.
    Share

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