Welcome to the Des Moines Zen Center

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Following the Soto Zen Buddhist principles, the center offers a quiet place to sit in the company of a small and supportive Buddhist community. All are welcome.  We have weekly meditation times, dharma talks, discussion groups, potlucks and retreats. All are welcome.

 

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If you have never practiced Zen, take our introduction class. We will instruct you on the fundamentals of meditation and Zen practice on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Attendance of the introduction class is free and not required to attend other activities at the center. Questions? Email us – info@dmzencenter.org.

 

Kyoto templeRohatsu Sesshin – December 5 to 11 – Come celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment at the Des Moines Zen Center during our Rohatsu sesshin from Monday, December 5 to Sunday, December 11. Follow the regular schedule for Wednesday evening sit and potluck and Sunday morning sit and dharma talk. Click here for a daily schedule. Email info@dmzencenter.org to sign up for oryoki meals.