Series of Talks on the Ox-Herding Pictures

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ


The Ox-Herding Pictures are a series of drawings originating in the Sung dynasty China (1126-1279 AD) depicting the spiritual journey and the process of enlightenment.

Beginning Sunday, January 11, Roshi Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts will give a series of talks on these meaningful and ancient drawings. The talks and discussion will follow Zazen and begin at 11:00 and end at noon.

All are welcome. Meditation instruction is offered at 9:00am and zazen from 9:00-11:00 in 30 minute periods.  You can come just for the talk.

Roshi's talks on then Oxherding Pictures will be available on YouTube. Click the YouTube tab on this website or go to and enter Heart Circle Sangha.

A donation of $10 is requested from non-members.

May 24: Monthly Zendo Cleaning

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

11:30am - Noon

Samu practice in the form of zendo cleaning takes practice into our everyday life. Can we clean and remain mindful?

Samu will involve care of the altars, care of the cushions, and dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Samu is done in a mindful way, practicing with life's tasks, and in silence. It is a way to deepen your spiritual practice and provide a service to your community. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.

May 31: Family Day

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

1 - 4pm

Bring your family and friends
Play Mindfulness Ball
Share delicious food
Enjoy Music in the garden
Bring an instrument to play
Please join us!

To RSVP: Please let us know how many are in your party

Our Food Coordinator is Linda Hoju Strauss. Please let her know what food you will bring to share:

Oct 2-9: Fall Retreat at The Grail