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Regular Weekly Meditation Schedule
Double Sit Sundays
Special Events


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 7:00 pm

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.


ICZC Head Priest Dainei Page Appelbaum will teach Tuesday Night Classes on Zen. Tuesday Evening Classes are temporarily Suspended, beginning October 2017.
The Class will focus on the book "√Źnside Vasubandhu's Yogacara, a Practitioner's Guide" by Ben Connelly. Class begins at 6:30pm. At 7:15pm, Zen Meditation follows, and from 7:15 to 7:45pm there is further discussion.

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


Poetry Reading as part of the Festival of the Book

At 10 AM on October 15th, 2017, Joe Kyugen Michaud will read from his new book, Prairie Wind, Nature Poems with a Zen Flavor.

The reading will take place at the Iowa City Zen Center, 1025 Fairchild St, and is open to all. The Center will also be open as usual for the Sunday Morning Sitting.

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Please Contact the Iowa City Zenter Center for more information.