to the Princeton Area Zen Group.
We sit every Sunday from
7 to 9 pm
at Fellowship in Prayer,
291 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
Event Calendar and Announcements
The Princeton Area Zen Group will be returning to in-person sitting on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the above location. Please bring your own meditation cushions. Cushions will be available for those who do not yet have their own set.
Masking for in-person sitting is encouraged. For full policy and other deatails please see Other information.
Beginners Night is held on the first Sunday
of every month.
On those nights there will be instruction in seated meditation for newcomers
from 6:30 to 7 pm,
followed by a regular
sitting from 7 to 9 pm. Please contact us in advance if you're planning on attending for the first time.
Affiliate members will be invited to join virtually on the last Sunday of every month. Please contact us for more information on the affiliate membership
Princeton Area Zen Group (PAZG) engages in
lay meditation practice in the tradition of Yasutani-Yamada-Aitken.
Founded in 1991 by teachers Manfred Steger and Perle Besserman, the
Princeton Area Zen Group is a community-based, non-residential
unaffiliated Zen center designed to introduce anyone with a sincere
desire for self-realization to the formal practice of zazen
group is not a religious organization, but a
collection of committed, like-minded individuals responsible for
maintaining and supporting a place of Zen practice. It emphasizes
traditional elements of Zen Buddhist practice, such as sitting
talks, private interviews, and retreats, but within a framework of
Western culture with an emphasis on democratically discussed and
implemented community policies.
more information, please contact Donald Dow at 609-510-3909, or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for information on the book Grassroots
Zen: Community and Practice in the Twenty-First Century by Princeton Area
Zen Group (PAZG) founding teachers Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger