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Regular Weekly Meditation Schedule
Double Sit Sundays
Special Events - Rohatsu 2018
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 - Rohatsu 2018

Rohatsu December 1st to 8th 2018

Welcome to the Iowa City Zen Center for the 2018 Rohatsu Sesshin. Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment. You are welcome to join us for silent 40-minute Zazen meditation Please arrive ten minutes early for instruction in Zazen meditation
Here is the Rohatsu schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 1 Zazen at 8:10 am, and 9 am

Sunday, Dec. 2 Zazen at 8:10 am, and 9 am

Monday-Friday, Dec. 3-7 Zazen at 5:30 am, 6:20 am, and 5:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 8 Zazen at 8:10 am, 9 am

Rohatsu Celebration at 10 am Saturday Social hour with refreshments Everyone is welcome!


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.