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 week, Wednesday through Saturday mornings, 6:30-8:00 am, CST. On Sundays, we offer Zazen followed by a Dharma Talk, 9:30-11:30a, CST. We also offer retreats and sesshins (formal Zen retreats) through out the year:
Jan/Feb - Winter Practice Period
May - Women's Retreat
August - Jewel Mirror Sesshin
October - Men's Retreat
December - Rohatsu Sesshin
as well as Community Weekend and Caring for the Land/Work Weekends each Spring and Fall.
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.