Presently, the Buffalo Zen Dharma Community is meeting for their weekly Tuesday night meditation program via Zoom instead of at Westminster Presbyterian Church. For more information, please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Who are we?
The Buffalo Zen Dharma Community (BZDC) is a group of people from the Buffalo, NY area. We have come together to learn about and practice Zen Buddhism, and to offer this opportunity to others. We are an affiliate of the Mountains and Rivers Order located in Mount Tremper, New York.
How do I learn more?
There are many ways. Please follow us on Facebook, and click on the "JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TODAY" button below. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking the "INFO@BUFFALOZEN.ORG" button below. Someone will personally contact you to help answer your questions.
How do I join?
It does not take much; you just need interest, some meditation (zazen) training, and orientation to our practice. If you have had little to no formal meditation experience, we offer instruction on the specifics of meditation and Zen liturgy in a group setting. If you are interested in joining - or visiting - our group, please click on the "INFO@BUFFALOZEN.ORG" button below. We also offer online instructions on meditation in the "Newcomers" page.
When will the Buffalo Zen Dharma Community meet again?
It is not clear when the Buffalo Zen Dharma Community will start meeting again in person. In the past, Westminster Presbyterian Church targeted June first of this year as the start date for in-person activities. Dr. Fauci -- the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease -- predicted our usual way of life may return about mid to late 2021, if the vaccination rates occur as expected. However, due to the resistance of some people to get the COVID vaccines, and due to the new Delta variant, it is still difficult to say when the Buffalo Zen Dharma Community will meet in person. Presently, our leadership is meeting monthly to assess this and other questions. Until the specifics are worked out about how to safely meet without the spread of COVID, our Tuesday night program will continue to only meet through Zoom events. But don't let that stop you. Come on in and give us a try by clicking the "INFO@BUFFALOZEN.ORG." As more information come available, the latest news on the return of group activities will be first posted in our blog.