JissoJi Zen Ann Arbor is a Zen meditation group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Our Zazen –Zen meditation– is held at The Lotus Center in Ann Arbor on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11 am to noon.

JissoJi Zen Ann Arbor follows a Japanese Soto Zen lineage, the American practices originate in the San Francisco Zen Center. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. Orientation & Introduction to Zazen –Zen meditation– and Zendo forms are available upon request. Fellowship is offered over a meal after Zazen.

Our next Zazen is on September 23rd at The Lotus Center, starting at 11 am, please arrive early. After 40 minutes of meditation, we have a brief noon service and informal lunch.

The community gathers for a Silent Zen weekend on September 28-30 at Great Oak Cohousing, several Zen practitioners are also working on sewing as a meditative practice in preparation for ordination. We welcome your participation in the full program or parts of it, please indicate your interest on MeetUp.

Upcoming month: Zazen at The Lotus Center will be on October 14th and October 28th.

Our next planned trip to Diane Martin roshi at the Indian Creek Zen Farm, Wedron, IL is at the October 19-21 weekend, we will attend her Buddhist Educational Institute.

JissoJi also offers lay-ordination preparation, studying the precepts and sewing of Buddha’s robe. The Rev. Taikodo Marta Dabis is a board-certified hospital chaplain and ordained Zen priest in the Suzuki/Katagiri lineage. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.