Online Zendo

To join these online offerings, please contact Flo Lunn here in advance. Please note that all times are NY EST.

Online meditation

Monday, May 31: All morning and evening zazen periods will be suspended


Morning meditation:

7:15am — session opens

7:30am — zazen (sitting meditation)

8:00am — Robe Chant and Short Service (PDF available here)

8:15am — session ends

Evening meditation:

6:15pm — session opens

6:30pm — zazen (sitting meditation)

7:00pm — session ends


May 22 and May 29 : All zazen periods will be suspended

5:55am — session opens

6:10am —  zazen

6:40am — kinhin (walking meditation)

6:50am — zazen

7:20am — service (PDF available here)

7:50am — soji (temple cleaning)

8:05am — session ends


10:05am — session opens

10:20am  — zazen

10:50am — short break

11:00am — dharma talk (see calendar of dharma talks here)

12:00pm — session ends

If possible, please try to “arrive” 5 minutes before the beginning of each scheduled period. You may join in all or part of the schedule, being mindful to arrive before the next event, rather than in the middle of an event.

Well-Being Ceremony and Evening Service at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery:

May 17 through May 31: All evening services will be suspended

The teachers and monastics at Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery are offering a Well-Being Ceremony and an Evening Service with the Dai Hi Shin Durani, starting at 6:10 pm, as follows:

  • Tuesday: Well-Being Ceremony
  • Wednesday: Evening Service
  • Thursday: Well-Being Ceremony
  • Friday: Evening Service
  • Saturday: Well-Being Ceremony

If you would like to add a name to the list of names to be chanted in the Well-Being Ceremony, please email  by 10 am that day. If you don’t already have access to the Zoom link for these offerings, please contact .

BZC programs

BZC programs are holding online meetings at this time. Please check the respective pages for more information and meeting details.