The Zen Community of Baltimore/Clare Sangha consists of people from all walks of
life and various religious backgrounds who come together regularly to support and
strengthen one another in their Zen practice. Our common purpose is to cultivate
wisdom and compassion. ZCB is affiliated with the White Plum Asanga and a
member of the Zen Peacemakers Sangha.
We welcome experienced Zen students and those who wish to explore Zen practice.
Zen does not conflict with any religious creed nor suppose belief in any particular
doctrine. A contemplative tradition similar in spirit to Zen meditation is
a component of most major religions. No matter how long we have been doing
zazen (sitting meditation), we recognize ourselves as beginners with a beginner's
ZCB is a non-profit organization. Board members and end of term dates are: Anthony Falcone, President (Dec 2018); Carl Pohlner,
vice-president (Dec 2017); Alice Magorian, secretary (Dec 2018); and Mike
Shanahan, treasurer (Dec 2017). Sensei Bruce Blackman is guiding teacher; Sensei Ed Sullivan is teacher;
Carole Andrews is head monk for zazenkai and sesshin. Donations are welcome and are tax