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Regular Weekly Meditation Schedule
Double Sit Sundays
Special Events - Zazenkai January 12, 2019
Board Meetings


Monday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 6:20 am

Tuesday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 6:20 am

Wednesday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 6:20 am

Thursday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 6:20 am

Friday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 6:20am

Sunday Zazen-Sitting Meditation 9:00am

To avoid disturbing meditation, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of zazen. There is a short service after each period of zazen. All are welcome to attend zazen and there is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.


The first Sunday of each month is nikai zazen, a double sit:
  • First zazen (sitting meditation) is from 8:10-8:50 am.
  • Kinhin (walking meditation) is from 8:50-9:00 am
  • Second zazen is from 9:00-9:40 am.
The session will then be concluded with a short chanting service. It is fine to just come for the second zazen, please enter the Zen Center quietly during kinhin and then take a seat in the sodo (meditation hall) at 9:00 am when kinhin ends and before the second period of zazen.


Tuesday evening classes start with zazen (sitting meditation) at 6:30 pm group and group discussion at 7 pm.

For more information on weekly meditation, Double Sit Sundays and Buddhist classes Contact the Iowa City Zen Center.

SPECIAL EVENTS - Zazenkai January 12, 2019

Here is the Zazenkai schedule for Saturday, January 12, 2019:

Zazen (sitting meditation) 8-8:40 am

Kinhin (walking meditation) 8:40-8:50 am

Zazen 8:50-9:30 am

Break 9:30-10am

Dharma talk by Abbot Shoken Winecoff 10-11am

Break 11-11:30am

OneSangha Potluck Lunch: 11:30-1pm

In addition there will be a 6pm Memorial Roast for Greg Taizan Schaeffer at Pleasant Valley Golf Course Country Club, 4390 Sand Rd SE, Iowa City, to which all Sangha members and friends of Taizan are invited.

The Iowa City Zen Center Board meets every month on the second Wednesday of the month from 6-7 pm. All members of the sangha are welcome to attend.

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Please Contact the Iowa City Zenter Center for more information.