Practice

For virtual practice, please refer to the Online Chant Book.

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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Rohatsu Sesshin
The Des Moines Zen Center will hold a Rohatsu Sesshin from December 5-10, 2022.
Click to view the Rohatsu Sesshin schedule.

Virtual Practice – Begins with daily 8:00 AM zazen and service each morning. There will also be two periods of zazen each evening (M-F). Saturday begins with 8 am zazen and runs through noon. Below is the Zoom information for the Rohatsu Sesshin.
Meeting ID: 869 1922 4084
Password: 626891
Click to join Zoom meeting

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.