The Iowa City Zen Center is an independent Zen community affiliated with the Japanese Soto Zen school, following the guidance of Abbot Shoken Winecoff, the founder of Ryumonji Zen Monastery in the Midwest Zen lineage of Dainin Katagiri.
Founded in 1976 by Steve Fox and others, the Iowa City Zen Center is located at 1025 Fairchild Street in the historic Goosetown neighborhood of Iowa City. Here is a location map & contact information. The Zen Center has a Schedule for zazen, sitting meditation, its primary focus, as well as classes and special events. All are welcome to attend and there is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.
Iowa City Zen Center to host Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbott of Ryumonji Zen Monastery at a vegetarian potluck Friday, April 13 at 6 pm at the Iowa City Zen Center, 1025 Fairchild St., Iowa City. Meditation will begin at 8 am Saturday, April 14. Please join us for a public talk by Rev. Wincoff at 10 am, titled "Buddhism in Everyday Life". Here are More Details.