Hokyoji Zen Practice Community cultivates community through mindfulness practices and teachings in a cherished natural setting with those who yearn for deeper awakening to this very life. Residents and non-residents are invited to participate in our events, which include practice periods and retreats, or to inquire about doing individual practice. Outside groups are also able to rent Hokyoji for their own activities and events. Hokyoji rests on 105 acres of forested land in rural, Southeast Minnesota.
Online Zazen, sitting meditation, is offered each morning on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6:30-8:00 am, CST.
Hokyoji is also now welcoming a small number of visitors at a time for personal and family retreats. Since early spring, we all have been learning about the best health and safety practices to protect ourselves and others from the virus. Hokyoji has closely followed the advice of trusted public health experts to keep our facilities as safe as possible during this challenging time.
Hokyoji Zen Practice Community seeks to make Zen practice available to everyone. We work to transform barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, economic class, sexual orientation, age, political preference and ability. We find harmony in both our differences and what we share.
To learn more about Hokyoji, our history, our vision, and opportunities for practice and retreat at Hokyoji, please visit our website.
We thank you deeply for your support.