Little Bay Zen Buddhist Sangha

Japanese Enso with Japanese symbol for water mizu.

The Little Bay Zen Buddhist Sangha is a Buddhist Community that practices zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and Dharma discussion at The Bonifas Arts Center in downtown Escanaba. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:30pm at the Bonifas Arts Center, all year round!

 Beginning instruction is offered to new folks. Please contact Joseph Mold via email  or call 419-913-6914 with questions.

What should I wear to the Little Bay Sangha

Little Bay Sangha is a ceremonial space – zazen itself is a ceremony – and the clothing we wear at the Little Bay Sangha should comport with that space and with our ceremonial actions in that space, especially with our sitting and bowing.  In general, sangha clothing should not call attention to itself; it should be functional and modest, and also loose, comfortable, clean, and neat.  Dark or muted colors are best.  Please avoid loud colors and busy prints; “loud” fabrics, such as nylon; and clothing with large print, logos, racing strips, or photos.  Generally, you should be covered from shoulders to knees.  Arms may be bare; in warm weather, please wear t-shirts instead of tank tops.  Shorts are acceptable in hot weather (above 80° F).  Long hair should be tied back.  Socks are optional.


Every Tuesday night at 6:30pm in the Bonifas Arts Center

Peace and Bows. 

Bodhidharma's definition of Zen:
"A special transmission outside the scriptures,
Not founded upon words and letters;
By pointing directly to [one's] mind
It lets one see into [one's own true] nature and [thus] attain Buddhahood."

Bodhidharma Yoshitoshi

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