Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji
|Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji|
|Founded||July 4, 1976|
|Founder(s)||Soen Nakagawa & Eido Tai Shimano|
|Address||223 Beecher Lake Road, Livingston Manor, New York 12758-6000|
Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, or International Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, is a Rinzai monastery and retreat center located in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Maintained by the Zen Studies Society, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji is led by Shinge-Shitsu Roko Sherry Chayat. Located on 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) near Beecher Lake in a deciduous forest region, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji was established on July 4, 1976. The site offers daily services which include zazen, chanting and samu (work). Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji also offers traditional ango — "a three-month period of intensive spiritual training in a Zen monastery during the rainy season in summer" — in addition to weeklong sesshins and weekend retreats throughout the year. The monastery site is located atop a 2-mile (3.2 km) drive that passes through "Sangha Meadow", a cemetery for housing the cremated remains of deceased sangha members (including a portion of the ashes of Soen Nakagawa).
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