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The Mahasi Retreat Center / America Burma Buddhist Association

Address: 63 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726   NJ
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw Vipassana
Phone: (723) 792-1484
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The Zen Society/Pine Wind Monastery

Address: 863 McKendimen Road, Shamong NJ 08088   NJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
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Contact: Rev. Rachel Ninshin McCormick  
Teacher: Seijaku Stephen Roshi  

Vajra Dharma Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Address: c/o Starseed, 215 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042  NJ
Tradition: Vajrayana, multiple traditions, emphasis on teachers from the Drikungkagyud order
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Contact: Jyoti Chrystal  
Spiritual Director: Ontul Rimpoche  

Buddhist Global Relief

Address:   PO Box 1611, Sparta NJ 07871
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Humanitarian Organization
Phone: 888.852.7579
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Chairperson, Founder: Bhikkhu Bodhi  
Executive Director: Kim Behan  Email  (Phone: 888.852.7579)
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The mission of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition. We sponsor projects that promote hunger relief for poor communities around the world. We pursue our mission by: • providing direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition • helping develop better long-term methods of sustainable food production and management appropriate to the cultures and traditions of the beneficiaries • promoting the education of girls and women, so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition • giving women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. We also seek to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and conduces to ecological sustainability.



Eiryu-ji Zen Center

Address: 400 West Main Street   Wyckoff NJ 07481
Tradition: Mahayana, White Plum Asanga - lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Affiliation: Zen Garland; lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi
Phone: 201-891-0900
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Teacher: Eran Junryu Vardi Roshi  
Notes and Events:

Zazen is offered 6 days a week. Full schedule is available on website.

Heart Circle Sangha

Address: 451 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450   Ridgewood NJ 07450
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen White Plum Asangha
Affiliation: White Plum Asangha
Phone: 877442-7936
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Teacher: Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, Sensei  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts  Email  (Phone: 201-445-1874)
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We offer meditation instruction every Sunday morning at 8:45; regular zazen periods, Sundays, Monday evenings, and Weds mornings.  Sunday morning programs include service and dharma talks followed by discussion.  Residential retreats are twice a year, householder retreats and workshops approximately four a year.  Precept study and koan study available.

For more information please go to our website.

Hye Ahn Meditation Center

Address: 193 Closter Dock Rd.  Closter NJ 07624
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: The Korean Buddhist Jogye Order
Phone: 201-767-1177
Fax: 201-767-8118
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Teacher: Yeon Kyung Sunim  
Spiritual Director: Yeon Kyung Sunim  Email  (Phone: 201-767-1177)
Notes and Events:

Buddhist teaching: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm.

Please make an appointment for individual meetings.

Lincroft Zen Sangha

Address: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ 07738   NJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Zen Center of Los Angeles
Phone: (732) 291-3966
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Contact: Merle Kodo Boyd andPeter Ott  
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Meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm.  Newcomers please arrive at 6:15pm for basic instruction.

Mahamevnawa Bhavana Monastery of New Jersey

Address: 513 Elizabeth Ave.   Somerset NJ 08873
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: Mahamevnawa Budddhist Monastery in Sri Lanka
Phone: +1 484 682 5897
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Spiritual Director: Most Ven.Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero.  
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Mahamevnawa is an organization of monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha who was born in 500 B.C. Our only wish is to give you spiritual help in order to make your mind pure which is useful for the realization of Nibbana: the unbounded liberation. Now we have already established over 34 branch monasteries to give you a more space to practice spiritual life. In this purpose, there are thousands of people who have joined with us to practice this joyful spiritual life together. Now, we have spent 8 years with you, with our pure service. Dear friends, we invite you to taste a drop of our service with us happily. 

New Moon Zendo

Address: Ridgewood Unitarian Church; 113 Cottage Place   Ridgewood NJ 07450
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Phone: 914-714-8621
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Teacher: Carl Viggiani  
Main Contact: Carl Viggiani  Email  (Phone: 914-428-8506)
Notes and Events:

Mondays 7:30pm zazen includes sitting and walking meditation and some chanting. Dharma talks twice a month. Monthly meeting with sensei available. We welcome beginning meditators.

Newark Center for Meditative Culture

Address:   Newark NJ 07101
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Co-founder/Chair/Teacher: Marcie L. Barth  Email  
Spiritual Advisor/Lead Teacher: Ib’nallah S. Kazi  Email  
Main Contact: Marcie L. Barth  Email  
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Newark Center for Meditative Culture (NCMC) is a diverse urban meditation community serving the Greater Newark Area in New Jersey. From 2012 through 2016 we served as an informal community initiative until we then formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2017. Most of our programs have been held at art galleries and in nature at parks. Our programs are based on secular and spiritual teachings from Buddhist and other wisdom traditions, within the context of the socially engaged, multi-cultural and diverse population of the Greater Newark Area. Our programs comprise of meditation classes, daylong retreats, sitting groups, and workshops. We engage too through Compassionate Activism. We are active in supporting local community events and making presentations in order to educate the community about meditation. NCMC is a volunteer-run organization with a strong commitment to openness and inclusion. We do this in two ways:

Diversity/Expansiveness: Our intention is to offer both general and specific programs for specific groups of people and issues. Thus far we have had focused-programs and retreats related to People of Color (PoC), women, and children. The PoC retreats especially are intended to provide an affinity group for individuals who daily confront the effects of oppression and racism, and who therefore may initially choose to avoid mixed programs.

Inclusiveness: All of our programs are offered as donation-based no-fee to the participant. Instead, we invite all participants to make voluntary gifts to the level of their ability, sometimes with suggested donation amounts. NCMC disperses the donations equitably between teachers and venue providers. We base this system on the practice of dana or generosity, which is inherent to many spiritual traditions. See Giving.

Our Mission
To form a meditation community based on the secular, universal principles and practices of Buddhist-based psychology/philosophy, applied through both traditional and contemporary means, along with ancestral, yogic, Taoist, Sufi, and other wisdom teachings and disciplines. NCMC is intended to be a safe place where like-minded people can gather in order to practice the fundamental meditation methods of tranquility, insight, and loving-kindness (metta), and to become engaged together in conscientious, compassionate, and contemplative activities as a group and in the local community.

Our Vision
To be an inclusive community of practice, study, and social engagement that provides a refuge for all people who seek meditation and spiritual development and a purposeful, conscientious lifestyle.

Our Goal
To develop a center with a dedicated meditation community committed to practicing together and supporting each other and to maintain the culture of this center so that all can feel welcome. We intend for it to take shape both through leader guidance and organic means according to the wants, needs, and conditions of the community. Our founding members are committed to furthering our spiritual growth and leadership capacities through ongoing practice and education in order for the organization to develop fluidly and become self-regulating. By engaging teachers and advisors with deep knowledge and practice in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, other wisdom disciplines, and community immersion, we can ensure that we maintain integrity.




Original Zen Mind - Andre Halaw

Address: 291 Witherspoon Street   Princeton NJ 08542
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Zen in the lineage of Seung Sahn
Affiliation: Five Mountain Zen Order
Phone: 6093758936
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Main Contact: Rev. Andre Doshim Halaw  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Andre Doshim Halaw  Email  (Phone: 6093758936)
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Original Mind Zen Sangha, founded by Rev. Andre Dōshim Halaw, is a community of Zen practitioners in the lineage of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn. Our purpose is to support one another on the Buddhist Path, to wake up to our true, original mind (Buddha nature), and to manifest this inherent perfection in our everyday lives. 

Please come join us for meditation, Dharma talks, and Zen services. We meet on Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome.

Princeton Area Zen Group

Address:   Princeton NJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese Zen, Yasutani-Yamada-Aitken lineage
Phone: (609) 605-3994
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Teacher: Bill Boyle  
Main Contact: Scott Moses  Email  (Phone: (609) 605-3994)
Notes and Events:

We sit every Sunday from 7 to 9 pm. Beginners Night is held on the first Sunday of every month. Instruction is from 6:30 to 7 pm, followed by a regular sitting from 7 to 9 pm.

The 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 (sitting meditation).

The 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 practice, such as sitting meditation, Dharma talks, private interviews, and retreats, but within a framework of Western culture with an emphasis on democratically discussed and implemented community policies.

Taego Zen Center

Address: 40 East Broad Street   Bogota NJ 07603
Tradition: Mahayana, Taego
Affiliation: Koran Taego Order
Phone: 347-224-4283
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Teacher: Hae Jin Sunim  
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Taego Zen Center was formed to disseminate and propagate the Dharma, the teachings of Shakymuni Buddha, as recorded in the ancient scriptures, as interpreted and transmitted by the Ancestors, and as experienced personally. Zen Buddhism, with its emphasis on meditation, is a way of cultivating compassion and wisdom through radical acceptance of what is. Meditation becomes an awareness and mindfulness of all that is, moment-to-moment and an appreciation of life in all its manifestations.  
Although individuals are encouraged to become members and deepen their spiritual practice with others of this sangha, people of all faith traditions are invited to gather with us as we seek to foster greater communion and understanding among all beings.

Everyone is welcome!

Zen Garland of Sussex County

Address: White Oak Center 33 Woodport Road   Sparta NJ 07871
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn, Roshi Paul Genki Kahn, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, Hakuyū Taizan Maezumi
Affiliation: Zen Garland
Phone: 845-547-2004
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Spiritual Director: Roshi Paul Genki Kahn  (Phone: 845-547-2004)
Teacher: Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn  
Main Contact: Chuck Daijo McCann  Email  (Phone: 570-616-9016)
Notes and Events:

Zazen (silent meditation), Working with a lineage holding teacher, Ethics (Practicing the vows), Embodiment Practice, Focusing, Service as a way of being.

Zen Garland offers several practice paths: General Path, Zen Buddhism, Christian Zen, Red Path Zen (Native American), Aikido Zen
Zen Garland of Sussex County meets every Thursday @ 7:00 PM for Zazen along with personal and group instruction from our teacher Roshi Genmitsu.
We also have Zazen and book study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. Sunday morning practice is lead by senior students.

Those new to Zazen are encouraged to take an introduction to zen class before your first regular visit. Introduction classes are held by appointment with a senior student in our Sussex county location. Please email to schedule an introduction to zen appointment.

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