Guide To Practice
The best way to begin practicing Zen with us is by visiting one of our groups. In the meantime, there are resources you can start using right now.
When we meet you for the first time, you will receive basic instruction in meditation to start your own daily practice. You will also begin to develop a relationship with our community, and have the chance to attend our events.
But even if you are unable to visit a group, there are resources available to you. Meido Roshi has written a book specifically for beginners containing practice instructions you may start using right away: The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice. Another resource you can access right now is our online collection of instructional and dharma talk videos, including full instruction in basic meditation, hosted by Patreon.
At some point when you are ready you may apply to become a formal student of our teacher, Meido Roshi. A short, face-to-face ceremony called shoken formalizes this, and opens the door to more intensive instruction.