Tangaryo: Becoming a Formal Zen Student

Friday, November 8th, 2019
9am to 4pm

Since the early days of Zen, entering formally into training under the guidance of a teacher has been the traditional path for those wishing to make a commitment to Zen practice.

One of the requirements for becoming a Formal Student of either Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell or Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, Guiding Teachers at NYZCCC, is to participate in Tangaryo – which is an all-day seated meditation that demonstrates the sincerity of intention and aspiration.

Tanga is a Japanese term meaning “to stay until morning” and refers to an overnight stay in a Zen monastery. The room set aside for this purpose is known as the tangaryo.

We continue this tradition at NYZCCC. After discussing your wish with one of the Sensei’s you will be invited to sit Tangaryo.

For information about sitting Tangaryo, please contact Eishin Schapiro at eishin@zencare.org