CURRENT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Please visit our friends at Indy Community Yoga for more details and events

Now on Zoom!

Meditation practice at the Indianapolis Zen Center is free, and open to everyone. However donations are encouraged and appreciated!


Below you can find our current schedule:

Monday - Friday

AM Practice:

6:30am - 6:55am Yoga
7:00am - 7:30am Zen Meditation (Just Sitting)
7:30am - 8:00am Discussion

Please join via Zoom: http://bit.ly/indyzenam

Password: zen

Monday and Wednesday practice on Zoom and in-person (weather permitting)!

Evening practice continues on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. This includes chanting, sitting and walking meditation, along with conversation, tea, and refreshments following. Guiding Teacher Lincoln Rhodes will also offer interviews as part of Monday practice. 

Also on Wednesday at 6:30pm, Linc will answer questions about meditation and offer an introduction to our practice.

Please join via Zoom: http://bit.ly/indyzenpm 

Password: zen

Chanting (http://bit.ly/indyzenchant): Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting is on pages 25 and 26. The Heart Sutra in English is on Pages 11 and 12.

Sitting: 20 minutes Just Sitting (Zen Meditation)

5 minutes Walking Meditation

20 minutes Just Sitting (Zen Meditation)

Tuesday Evening & Saturday Morning (Hobart)

Please join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/8398315537

Password: 659024

Saturday:

8:30 - 9:45am Yoga
10:00 - 10:30am  Meditation
10:35 - 10:45am  Dyads
10:45 - 11:30am  Discussion

Please join via Zoom: bit.ly/indyzensaturday

Password: zen

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RESIDENCY

The Zen Center has 3 rooms available for rent. Living communally in the Zen Center is a great way to practice on a daily basis. We share meals, practice Zen together, and enjoy spending time with the community (and cats!) in our home. Residents also get free admission to the monthly retreats.

INDIANAPOLIS ZEN CENTER

Offering the practice of Zen Buddhism in central Indiana since 1991

Our programs include retreats with authentic teachers and weekly practice sessions. 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.

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Join us tonight at the #Indianapolis #Zen Center for the final evening #meditation practice of 2016.

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Join us this Saturday, June 17 for a one-day #meditation retreat at the #Indianapolis #Zen Center.jp

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Join us tonight at the #Indianapolis #Zen Center for the final evening #meditation practice of 2016.

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BUDDHA, DHARMA, SANGHA

Join us for daily practice, retreats, and other gatherings


The Indianapolis Zen Center offers several ways for people to begin Zen practice. Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm a dharma teacher provides a brief orientation for those who are new to sitting meditation. There is no charge and no appointment is necessary. Please arrive a little early so that you can get settled. Those with some practice experience are always welcome to join our regular schedule at the Indianapolis Zen Center without formal orientation and free of charge. We also host monthly one-and-two day retreats. 

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Morning, Evening, and Saturday Practice Schedule

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The Indianapolis Zen Center hosts retreats on the third Saturday of each month

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The Kwan Um School of Zen is an international organization founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn

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WHAT IS ZEN?

What are you? If you keep this question you are already practicing Zen. If you lose this question, you lose your life. All the forms used in Zen practice are training in keeping this great question alive. When you bow, who is bowing? When you sit, what is it that is sitting? If you persist in this kind of practice your mind becomes clear and can open up to its original luminous nature. When that happens you fall deeply in love with this world. Then, moment to moment, you can see how to help all beings. That is your original job. That is Zen mind. If you want to bring forth that mind, you are welcome to practice in the tradition of Shakyamuni Buddha, of Boddhidharma, and of all our ancestors in China and Korea and America who have brought Zen Buddhism to our door.

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Join us this Saturday, June 17 for a one-day #meditation retreat at the #Indianapolis #Zen Center.jp
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A lovely and productive Sunday visit from the Empty Circle #Zen group of #Hobart, Indiana.jpg
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Come sit with us! Free #meditation lessons Wednesday nights at 6_30 pm at the #Indianapolis #Zen Ce
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Join us at the #Indianapolis #Zen Center this Wednesday evening for #meditation orientation at 6_30p
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Great family day on Sunday at the Indianapolis Zen Center! Thanks _winzlowgrams for bringing the fun
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_cosmic.chambo's lettuce wraps with fresh hummus and roasted vegetables for dinner last night here a
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Two Day Retreat_Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16, 2017_$50 members + non-members_☸️☸️☸️_Take your practi
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The #Zen Center is alive and growing! Come join us in the garden, the kitchen and the dharma room.jp
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Guiding teacher Linc working on Christmas music boxes in the #Zen Center wood shop
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One Day Retreat_Sunday, February 12_9am - 3_30pm_☸️☸️☸️_Join us this Sunday at the #Indianapolis #Ze
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#Meditation orientation, #vegetarian dinner, plus chanting, sitting and walking practice all happen
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Working on the new entrance to the Indianapolis Zen Center on this beautiful morning! #IndyZen #Kwan
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YOU MAKE INDY ZEN POSSIBLE

The Indianapolis Zen Center is a 501(c)3 religious nonprofit that is funded by member dues, donations, and program fees. We have no paid personnel. Please consider making a donation so that the Indianapolis Zen Center can continue to be a compassionate presence in the central Indiana community.

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DONATE TODAY

To donate by check, please make payable to Indianapolis Zen Center and mail to:


Indianapolis Zen Center 

3703 N. Washington Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 46205

If you have questions about other opportunities to support us, please call us at 317-732-8668. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional. 

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BECOME A MEMBER

Sangha, the community of practitioners, is one of the Three Jewels of Zen practice. Membership at the Indianapolis Zen Center means supporting the sangha both through practice and monthly dues. Membership also means becoming a part of our international sangha in the Kwan Um School of Zen. 

Indianapolis Zen Center members receive the Kwan Um School newsletter and Primary Point journal. Members have preference in available places at retreats and receive a discount on retreat fees. Members have the right to vote for Zen Center leadership or to run for leadership positions. 

We ask that members plan to attend practice sessions at least twice a month and to try to sit one retreat a year. Membership dues are $25/month for individuals and $35/month for families. 

The Indianapolis Zen Center, through the support of its members, offers a 2500-year-old practice in a traditional lineage to the central Indiana community. 

Click here for the Kwan Um Membership Application. 

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Someone once asked me, “Soen Sa Nim, do you believe in God?” I said, “Of course!” The person was very shocked. “You are a Zen teacher. How can you possibly believe in God?” “I believe my eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind—why not believe everything? I believe this green tree, the blue sky, a barking dog, the smell of incense—why not believe in Buddha or God?” So, you can believe in everything. Believing in everything means realizing that you and everything are never separate.

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317-732-8668

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