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. Newcomers are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for instruction and orientation and should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

The practice consists of five minutes of group chanting, 30 minutes of Zen sitting meditation, a short reading and refreshments. In addition to weekly practice, Trinity Zen also sponsors one-day retreats and occasional special events. The Trinity Zen group is co-sponsored by the Trinity College Chapel and 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 via email,, or telephone, 860-402-4813, or John Elias, via telephone, 860-793-0119.