Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AWAKENING TOGETHER
Our mission is to help people
We welcome all who want to learn more about Zen Buddhist meditation. We are located on the eastern shore of Bde Maka Ska in south Minneapolis. People from all over come here to listen to talks by teachers, attend classes and workshops, participate in retreats, attend services, and most importantly, to do sitting meditation (zazen).
We welcome everyone who seeks to do Zen practice. Our vibrant community is committed to relieving suffering through ethical living, meditation, and Buddhist teachings. We work to remove barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. All of our programming is open to the public and offered on a donation basis.
Daily Meditation Schedule
Zazen (seated Zen) is traditional Zen Buddhist meditation, and the primary type of meditation that you'll find at MZMC. It is practiced in silence, with no guidance offered. It's simple but profound, taking only a few minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.
MZMC has daily meditation Monday through Thursday in the morning; Mondays through Wednesday in the evenings; Saturday morning, and Sunday morning. The daily practice schedule is open to the public by donation.