Practice

Sundays
Zazen – 7:10 AM– 7:50 AM
Kinhin (walking meditation) – 7:50 AM – 8:00 AM
Zazen – 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
Morning Service – 8:40 AM – 8:50 AM
Dharma talk and discussion – 8:50 AM
Sangha social time – following the dharma talk & discussion

Virtual Practice – Begins with 7:10 AM zazen and continues through the dharma talk and discussion.  Below is the Zoom information for Sundays.
Meeting ID: 869 1922 4084
Password: 626891
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Wednesdays
Zazen – 6:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Zen Study Group (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the month) – 6:50 PM – 8:00 PM

Virtual Practice – Begins with 6:00 PM zazen and continues through the Zen Study Group.  Below is the Zoom information for Wednesdays.
Meeting ID: 852 5907 2873
Password: 311698
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For virtual practice, please refer to the Online Chant Book.

Zazenkai — “to come together for meditation”
The Des Moines Zen Center will host a 30th Anniversary zazenkai on Saturday, October 29, 2022. This will only be an in-person event. There will not be a virtual option.
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Zen Study Group
Held on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the month.  See the Zen Study Group page of the website for the topics  being discussed each month.

Work Days
Quarterly temple work days for 2022 will occur on January 8, April 9, July 9, and October 8 from 9:00AM – Noon.  The work days involve cleaning the interior of the building, working on the grounds, and any special projects.