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Regular Weekly Meditation Schedule
Double Sit Sundays
Special Events

Ben Connelly Lecture, Saturday June 10, 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.


Ben Connelly Lecture, Saturday June 10, 2017

Zazen (sitting meditation) beginning at 9 AM (please arrive a little early if possible) Lecture at 10 AM (you may arrive just before 10 for lecture only) Vegetarian pot luck brunch to follow lecture
Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He teaches at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. Ben is also a professional musician and teaches Mindfulness in a wide variety of secular contexts. He lives in Minneapolis, MN and is also the author of Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem.
The book from which the lecture is drawn deals with the "Thirty Verses on Conciousness Only" of Vasubandhu, a highly influential work in the history of Buddhism with particular relevance to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Connelly devotes a brief chapter to each verse, with interpretation emphasizing the implications for practice of the poem's insights.

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Please Contact the Iowa City Zenter Center for more information.