Welcome To

New Paltz Zen Center

All Are Welcome

NPZC is an open and affirming space. We invite people of different cultures, colors, abilities, ages, identifications, and beliefs who choose to join us. We appreciate and explore our differences in order to build understanding, harmony, and openness for the whole community.

Weekly Zazen

New Paltz Zen Center offers a space for people to learn and practice zen meditation, foster and build community and appreciate our lives together. We offer seating options of cushions, kneeling benches and chairs. Practice involves seated meditation (zazen) and walking meditation (kinhin).

If you would like beginning instruction, please arrive fifteen minutes prior to the start of practice.


6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Interview is offered Wednesdays.

Please contact us for the address.

Inside the New Paltz Zen Center. A fire is burning in the fireplace, a dog sits on a zabuton in front of it, while two people meditate in the background.

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Our Lineage

Jo An Sensei, a bald white man wearing black robes with a gold okesa, kisses a brown lab dog on the nose.

We are an official affiliate of The Village Zendo in NYC. Our broader lineage is of the White Plum Asanga. Jo An Sensei received Dharma Transmission from Enkyo O’Hara Roshi of the Village Zendo.

We welcome all backgrounds and traditions to practice with us.

The fireplace in New Paltz Zen Center is burning warmly with a brown lab dog sleeping in front of it. A meditator laughs in joy to the right.
The incan bell sits next to the burning fireplace.
A round piece of metal holds chopped firewood. In front of it is the moktak, and small kesu bell which are both used for time keeping during a sit.

Past Dharma Talks

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