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.

June 21: 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.

June 28: Moving Meditation

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

9am - 4pm

The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
That without substance
can enter where there is no room.
Hence I know the value of non-action.
Teaching without words
and work without doing
Are understood by very few.

~ Lao Tsu

Spend a day in seated (Zazen), and moving (Tai Chi), meditation.
• Zazen
• Kinhin
• Grasp Sparrows Tail
• Wave Hands Like Clouds
• Horizontal Fishing
• Tracing The Great Circle
• Push Hands

The morning will be spent in seated meditation combined with walking meditation. After a short Mindful Meal we will resume with exercises and moving meditative postures from the Tai Chi Chuan Long Form.

No previous experience required. No athletic ability required.

Kozan will lead the days program.
The charge will be $35.00 for the day.
Everyone attending should bring their own bag lunch.

Oct 2-9: Fall Retreat at The Grail