The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center welcomes all who want to learn more about Zen Buddhism. Our vibrant community is committed to Zen practice and teachings, and offers daily sitting meditation, weekly classes and lectures, and monthly intensive meditation retreats. Our Center is located on the eastern shore of Bde Maka Ska in south Minneapolis. People from all over the region come to here to listen to talks by teachers, attend classes and workshops, participate in retreats, attend services, and, most importantly, to do sitting meditation (zazen).
Our mission is to help people experience a deep and quiet joy-a joy that arises whenever we are fully engaged in the work or play of this moment.
We envision a world grounded in generosity, compassion and wisdom.
These core principles define our mission and guide our community
We hold a deep and intuitive understanding of the emptiness and interconnectedness of all things. Knowing that nothing is separate from our self, we strive to be compassionate in all our activities.
We embrace the Buddhist and Soto Zen teachings and practices that have been handed down to us.
We value and are open to new and different approaches to the practice of Zen Buddhism.
A spirit of cooperation guides our relationships with each other within the Zen Center community. We support and encourage one another on our spiritual paths and in our daily activities.
We are committed to being fully engaged in our day-to-day life, with family and friends, at work and play, and with the larger community, nation and world in which we live. Minnesota Zen Meditation Center welcomes everyone. We work to remove barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We thrive by celebrating both what we share and our differences.
We are dedicated to providing high quality and relevant practice/learning opportunities and are committed to continual improvement by seeking and incorporating community feedback.