Our sangha meets regularly on Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm. We always begin with a chanting service, which is typically followed by 2 periods of sitting meditation or zazen of 25 minutes each. Prior to the first period of zazen, and between the first and second sittings, there is a period of walking meditation or kinhin. Occasionally our guiding teacher, James Cordova, will provide a dharma talk or teisho, or private interviews or dokusan. We close with announcements and introductions promptly at 8:30 pm.
Those new to Zen practice, or just new to our sangha, should arrive at 6:45 pm for orientation.
Location and Accessibility
The First Unitarian Church of Providence
1 Benevolent St (at the corner with Benefit St)
Providence, RI 02906
We are sometimes sitting in the Atrium, other times in the upstair auditorium, depending on other church functions.
There is parking on the street and in the church lot. During the current renovations to the church, please do not park in the church parking lot until after 6:00.
First Unitarian is a fully accessible building, with ramps, elevator, and accessible rest rooms.
Orientation and meditation instruction is always available for newcomers! Please email us at benevolentstreetzen at gmail dot com, and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
You can access our google calendar here.