SO SHIM SA ZEN CENTER INC

One-stop-shop for your mind, body, and spiritual needs.

aka Soshimsa Zen Center   |   Plainfield, NJ   |  soshimsa.org

Mission

Our mission is You...Your physiological, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Your mind, body, and spirit connection and achieving the optimal state of balance between them. To this end, we offer a wide variety of programs from meditation classes, Zen Buddhism, philosophy, stress-reduction, health exercises, healing arts, outdoor adventure programs, as well as educational outreach. All of our teachers are experts in their respective arts. Our curriculum skillfully merges the time-tested ancient techniques and philosophies with the modern way of thinking and living. With deep respect for tradition and passion for the avant-garde, we make the esoteric easily accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

Ruling year info

2011

Abbot

Venerable Myong-Ahn Sunim Galczynski

Main address

1112 North Ave

Plainfield, NJ 07062 USA

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EIN

27-0170195

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Meditation Classes

Explore the vast physiological and psychological benefits of meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years and validated by modern scientific research. Learn how to meditate through a structured approach that systematically guides you through the various meditation techniques that develop mental clarity, focus, inner awareness and profound relaxation. Each session consists of sitting meditation, self-administered acupressure massage and a short Tong-Gong Health Exercise routine. We have a meditation technique suitable to meet your needs: Zen, breath-work, mindfulness, relaxation, PMR (Progressive Muscle Relaxation), sound, AT (Autogenic Training) and moving meditation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Healing Arts has been employed and developed as a method for alleviating illness and strengthening the body. Its main therapeutic properties lie in its regulation of the activity of the cerebral cortex, the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, the therapeutic effects also help correct abnormal reactions of the organism and have a massaging effect on the organs of the body. Tong-Gong is based on Oriental medicine. The harmonization of Nae-Gong (internal) and Wae-Gong (external) exercises leads to a balance of mind, body and spirit.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Thousand Hands Outreach is an expression of altruism and an integral part of Zen tradition. Our Outreach programs offer an opportunity to put into practice the compassionate teaching of Zen and apply them to where they matter most, daily life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Soshimsa Fellowship is a lay Buddhist movement with an emphasis on the dynamic practicality of Buddhist philosophy in daily life. Encouraging members to draw from the innate source of wisdom, compassion and courage, we strive to empower each individual to overcome life’s challenges and lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

-Evening Services
Sunday Services
- Birthdays
-Weddings
-Funeral Services
-Memorial Services
-Hospital / Bedside Services
-House Blessing
-New Business
-Newborn Baby

Population(s) Served
Adults

We lead our daily lives detached from nature, continuously boxed-in by our homes, cars, and for so many of us, our office or corporate buildings separated from the earth by concrete and asphalt. Touching Earth Programs are meant to rekindle that intimate connection with nature, putting us back in touch with its beauty and wonder through outdoor activities. A nature walk, a hike, a camping or a rafting trip, or simply some time spent on the beach listening to the soothing sounds of the waves, can give you a great emotional lift and may just be the healing you need. Join us for any of our ventures into nature’s embrace where everything can be a lesson, and each lesson extends far out into our daily living.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Lotus Scouts is a Buddhist Scouting organization. Lotus Scouts are governed by the Buddhist ideals, in particular, the Six Perfections, being a Buddhist is not mandatory and membership is open to all eligible parties.

The Six Perfections
as they are adopted for the Lotus Scouts:
1. Generosity - expressed by giving, sharing and helping.
2. Ethics - expressed by morals, ethics, and discipline
3. Patience - expressed by patience, resilience, and composure
4. Meditation- expressed by
meditation, focus, and reflection
5. Perseverance – expressed by endurance, perseverance, and courage
6. Wisdom – expressed by knowledge, wisdom, and insight.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Food, clothing, toys as well as monetary donation to organizations serving those in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Financials

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SO SHIM SA ZEN CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ruben Lambert