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.
Ihe Zen Center will be Closed Except for Tuesday Eve Classes from Monday May 21 to Monday May 28, 2018. This is due to vacation season and its impact on our schedule. We look forward to seeing you again thereafter. Tuesday evening classes at 6:30 PM with sitting at 7:15 PM will continue uninterrupted.