Meditation in an Interreligious Context, Spring 2018

We invite you to join us for two different series of talks on meditation in an interreligious context: Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism. For the first set of talks "Meditation in Action," we will partner with Plymouth Congregational Church and Adath Jeshurun Congregation. A full description is below, along with information on how to register.

In the second set of talks,"Opening Up To Wisdom," we will partner with Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel. She and MZMC's Guiding Teacher Tim Burkett will talk about meditation in their respective traditions and then present together: "A Conversation Between a Zen Buddhist Priest and a Rabbi: Evoking the Wisdom of Ancient Masters." See the details below. You do not need to preregister for these three talks, which take place at Temple Israel.

The mystics from each of these traditions teach us that we can tap into a core of oneness and experience a deep and timeless serenity at the bedrock of our existence. These conversations are an opportunity to expand our understanding and enrich our practice.

Meditation in Action: An Interfaith Workshop

February 11, March 4 and April 8
2 pm – 4 pm
For locations, please see below.
$20 for all 3 sessions
Limited to 20 participants from each of our three communities.
Register at
Call with questions: 612-871-7400

Explore the meditative calm of three world class practices and three local congregations. February 11, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka). The three-part workshop begins 15 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. Hazzan Joanna Dulkin will present and teach about Jewish mindfulness meditation.

March 4, Minnesota Zen Meditation Center (3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Mpls.) will host the second session. Guiding Teacher Tim Burkett will explain the key features of Buddhist meditation and help participants experiment with practices that form the core of Zen.

April 8,Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Ave. S, Mpls.) is the site for the third session. It will be facilitated by Diane Boruff, commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer and member of MN Contemplative Leadership Team. She will present and lead participants through Christian meditation history and practice.

Opening Up To Wisdom: Zen Buddhism and Judaism

Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman and Tim Burkett
Three Sunday sessions: January 28, February 11 and February 25
9:15 am – 10:30 am
Location: All three sessions will take place at Temple Israel.

January 28
Meditation with a Zen Buddhist Priest: Journey into a Timeless Stillness
Tim Burkett

February 11
Meditation Jewish Style: Learn and Deepen your Embrace of the Oneness of the World
Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

February 25
A Conversation Between a Zen Buddhist Priest and a Rabbi: Evoking the Wisdom of Ancient Masters
Tim Burkett and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

Our mission is to help people experience a deep and quiet joy – a joy that arises whenever we are fully engaged in the work or play of this moment.