March 14 – 9:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting


March 21 & 22
two-day sesshin
Guest teacher: Hoko Karnegis, Hokyoji Zen Practice Community
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April 12
Buddha’s Birthday Celebration


April 18 & 19
two day-sesshin


April 30-May 4
Guest teacher: Daishin McCabe, Des Moines, IA


May 16 & 17
two-day sesshin
Guest teacher: Tomon Marr, Albuquerque, NM


May 31
Guest teacher: Dokai Georgesen, Hokyoji Zen Practice Community


June 26-28
Guest teacher: Shoryu Bradley, Gyobutsuji, Arkansas


August 1 & 2
Guest teacher: Zuiko Redding, Cedar Rapids Zen Center


November 14 & 15
Koun Franz Visit



Introduction to Zazen
Sundays at 8:20 am (except during two-day sittings)

Learn the basics of sitting and walking meditation as they are done in the Sôtô Zen tradition. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions about practice and MZC.

Dharma Discussion
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am

As we make our way through the book of the moment, participants take turns reading aloud and the group engages in discussion of the ideas and issues that arise. Attendees need not own or have read the book beforehand, and participate as their schedules permit.


Current book: Inside the Grass Hut, Living Shitou's Classic Zen poem, by Ben Connelly.