Hokyoji Zen Practice Community

A nonprofit organization

$20,230 raised by 35 donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

Cultivating community through mindfulness practices and teachings

Purchased in 1978, people have been coming to Hokyoji for over 40 years to nourish their spirits, enjoy the stunning natural beauty, and build life-long friendships and community. We are asking for your support in preserving the vision of our founder, Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and ensuring it will be a place of refuge to all for years to come:

I wish to build a place and an environment to promote the quiet sangha life in unity. -- Dainin Katagiri roshi

Hokyoji has grown so much over the years, thanks to the steady generosity of our friends and patrons. Post-covid, we are now seeing the dramatic increase in visitors and programs we anticipated when you helped us bring new, state-of-the-art facilities -- Mauss Hall and the Guest House -- to the campus. The Workshop now provides a comfortable living environment for our growing staff, also the direct result of your gifts.

We are so grateful for your presence: the communities who hold their retreats here, the individuals who arrange for personal stays, the practitioners who join us on zoom for our programs and sittings. We work very hard to offer these programs at a modest cost so that they will be accessible to all, to people of all socio-economic backgrounds, whether local or at a distance.

We invite you to take part in our programs offered throughout the year:

Morning Zazen (online), Wednesday through Saturday 
* Sunday Dharma Talks

We offer regular retreats throughout the year:

Jan/Feb - Winter Practice Period (2 weeks study, 1 week sesshin)
May - Women's Retreat
August - Jewel Mirror Sesshin
December - Rohatsu Sesshin

as well as additional retreats such as "Naturally Awake" with Rev. Raisei Marc Anderson and "Practicing the Way in this very Moment" with Rev. Onryu Kennedy and Rev. Genjo Sam Conway. You can check here: events at hokyoji or subscribe to our mailing list. We have additional programs throughout the year such as Community Weekend and Caring for the Land weekends.

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.

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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.



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Hokyoji Zen Practice Community

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2649 COUNTY 5
EITZEN, MN 55931



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