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Buddha's Birthday Ceremony

Sunday, April 12

12 noon

Followed by a pitch-in lunch


One Day Retreat

Sunday, April 19

9 am to 3:30 pm

Fee: $20

Includes lunch

Click here for a registration form



Beginning on Monday, February 2

Special Chanting at 6:30 pm will be discontinued.   Regular practice will begin at 7 pm. Interviews with our Guiding Teacher will be available.


Residential Practice Openings

The Zen Center has 2 openings for residential practice.

If you are interested in living and practicing at the Zen Center contact our director at director@indyzen.org or 317-921-9902


The Indianapolis Zen Center offers the practice of Zen Buddhism, in a traditional lineage, to central Indiana. Our programs include Foundations of Zen classes, retreats with authentic teachers, public dharma talks, cultural presentations and a weekly schedule of practice sessions. These activities are designed to support and inspire our efforts to perceive our true nature. The Indianapolis Zen Center is a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, an international organization founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West. Our center was founded in 1991. Our Guiding Teacher is Lincoln Rhodes, JDPSN, one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's earliest students in the United States.

We have several upcoming events including introductory courses, retreats and dharma talks. For more information about those events click on Upcoming Events in the menu on the left. You can also feel free to visit us during any of our regularly scheduled practices.  If you are new to Zen practice we recommend a short orientation on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.. To view our practice schedule just click on Practice Schedule in the menu on the left.