Zen practices integrating Christian life, prayer, and liturgy. Come develop a deeper contemplative prayer life. Zazen or sitting meditation is the practice of stilling the mind through whole-hearted attentiveness to the breath. Together with stillness of the body, this frees the mind from its ordinary activities of thinking, daydreaming, and speculating. This is a silent retreat and is open to persons of all faiths. It includes instruction, talks, and one-on-one interviews.
Fr. Robert Kennedy, S.J. teaches Catholic Theology and Buddhism at St. Peter’s College, Jersey City. He is a practicing psychotherapist and the author of Zen Gifts to Christians and Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit.