~ Saturday Open Zen ~ Online via Zoom* *The center is currently closed for in-person activities.
"NZC reminds me I’m not alone in the obstacles of life and provides a community that makes me feel loved and supported. I appreciate what you do more than I could articulate." - a comment from one of our program surveys
Saturday Open Zen: 10:00-11:15am
Beginning Saturday, June 6, we'll offer Open Zenonline via Zoom most weeks during the summer. Note: due to our online retreat, June 26-27, there will be no Open Zen this Saturday. The next session will be offered on Saturday, July 11.
We'll practice zazen together for 25 minutes (brief instruction provided), then offer a dharma talk, and close with dharma dialogue.
These sessions are open to all; no formal NZC affiliation is required. If you are a member of NZC or the Vine of Obstacles, these sessions are a benefit of your ongoing financial support (click here for membership info). If you are a first-time visitor to our Open Zen sessions, you are our guest and no contribution is expected. For those who are neither formal members, Viners, nor first-timers, the standard donation is $10 per session. Use the PayPal button below to make your contribution.
We're looking into options for secure registration, but for now, in order to attend Open Zen, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm Central Time on Fridays to be added to the Zoom registration list; we'll send out the Zoom link before the session begins, either Friday night or Saturday morning. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, click here for a short tutorial.