For those who are new to Zen practice and wish to come to the New Orleans Zen Temple to practice Zen:
We offer a beginner's orientation on scheduled Sundays. These beginner sessions usually occur once a month, please review our schedule for upcoming dates. A beginner session includes regular Zen practice at 10 am. For people who wish to experience practice, please come to the temple no later than 8:00am on the scheduled date to receive instruction on the posture of Zazen and the etiquette in the Dojo (place in the Zen Temple where we practice Zen.) If you arrive after 8:00am, you will have to return for another scheduled event. The donation for first timers to the Zen Temple is $10. Please contact the temple with any questions you may have.
Zazen is not an easy practice. Especially in the beginning, it requires
effort and determination. But it is not difficult either. Through patient,
daily repetition, anyone can practice Zen.