Paul Seiko Schubert, a resident of New York City, is a dharma successor to Roshi Robert Kennedy of the White Plum Asanga. He received transmission from Roshi Kennedy in August 2007.
These groups are open to all, welcome beginners, provide beginning instruction, and request, at most, a nominal free will donation. On the scheduled dates that Paul is the visiting teacher, a short talk is given as well as the opportunity to all for individual interview. He also works with students independently of these groups.
Zen Teaching Schedule-– Paul Schubert (Updated 9/10/19)
Zen at Xavier (Link)
Mondays 7:00 p.m. St. Francis Xavier, 55 W. 15th St., New York
(Peggy/Paul Schubert, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Immaculate Conception Church 414 E 14th St, New York
Tuesdays 7pm Contact: email@example.com for updated schedule
Visiting Teacher–Regularly Scheduled
Last Tuesday of the month
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. White Plains Interfaith Zen at St. Bartholomew’s Church, White Plains, NY
Link: White Plains Zen
Link: Inisfada Zen
April 14Oratory Church of St. Boniface
Wednesdays at 6:15
190 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Support of Independent Sitting Groups–Commitment to sit with people where they are
Zen is the great gift to experience life directly by being present fully in the moment and to express the experience in appropriate, spontaneous, and even creative responses to the time and conditions as they arise.
Just as Zen is manifested in the workplace, it should be taught where people work and live with rigor and energy. The symbol of this teaching practice is a walking stick. Here, the walking stick represents a commitment to go, sit and work with people where they are. It is visiting in their home groups and sanghas.
These groups are open to all, welcome beginners, provide beginning instruction, and request, at most, a nominal free will donation. On the scheduled dates that Paul Schubert is the visiting teacher, a short talk is given as well as the opportunity to all for individual interview. He also works with students independently of these groups.
Beginners are especially invited to visit any of these sitting groups. (Contact information provided above.) The intent is to welcome all, provide support, and allow each to develop in their own way. Beginners and new practitioners are encouraged to meet with the teachers. It is our experience that clarifying the basic directions of practice and meditation at the beginning is especially valuable to build a sustainable practice. This is an important reason to support the independent groups. Providing guidance to deepen individual practice, not talks or explanations, is the primary purpose of the visit. The specifics are dependent upon the individual, but all activities have only the refinement of the life experience as the motivation. This service is offered without charge.
A recent example is: Offering Zen to Students: Letting the Practice Speak for Itself.
–Contacts: Paul Schubert can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is other information about him at the link About PS. You are welcome to browse his other articles on many different subjects (Zen Stories, Working, Perception Skills; index on the bar above) on this site. Finally, the link to Roshi Kennedy’s home site is attached.