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Zazenkai with Shoken, Saturday January 14, 2017


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.
Beginning Class: What is Zen? By Norman Fischer 6:30pm to 7:15pm, Zen Meditation 7:15 to 7:45pm. Advanced Class: Living By Vow by Shohaku Okumura 7:45pm to 8:30pm.

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


Zazenkai Schedule Saturday January 14, 2017

A Zazenkai will take place on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Iowa City Zen Center. Any questions, please call Dainei Appelbaum @ (319) 331-4261. Hope to see you at the Iowa City Zen Center.

8:00 am - 8:40 am Zazen

8:40 am - 8:50 am Kinhin

8:50 am - 9:30 am Zazen

9:30 am - 9:50 am Heart Sutra

9:50 am - 10:00 am Break/Tea/Set-up for Dharma Talk

10:00 am - 11:00am Lecture: "Vow to Live" at 10am by Shoken Winecoff, Roshi, the Abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery

11:00 am - 11:40 am Zazen

11:40 am - 11:50am Sound of the Jewel Mirror

11:50am - 12:30 pm Oryoki Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Break

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Zazen

1:40 pm - 2:30pm Formal Tea and Dismissal

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Please Contact the Iowa City Zenter Center for more information.