Trinity Zen

Trinity Zen welcomes students and community members to learn and practice in the Zen tradition of Buddhism. This centuries-old form of meditation is both simple and profound. Founded in 1997, the Trinity Zen community meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Crypt Chapel, located downstairs in the Chapel.

The practice consists of five minutes of group chanting, 30 minutes of Zen sitting meditation, a short reading and refreshments. Newcomers should arrive at 6:30 p.m. for instruction and orientation and should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. The Monday night meeting follows the same schedule; however, meditation instruction is not offered on Mondays.

In addition to weekly practice, Trinity Zen also sponsors one-day retreats and occasional special events. The Trinity Zen group serves as an extension of the New Haven Zen Center.

For more information about Trinity Zen Group and the New Haven Zen Center, please visit or connect through the Facebook page​. You also may contact Trinity Zen advisers Garret Condon (​, 860.402.4813 or John Elias, 860.793.0119.