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 April 8th and 22nd 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.

Save the date: “Genjo Koan as Practice Instruction” – Rev. Diane Martin roshi’s Dharma Talk on May 13th from 10am at The Lotus Center. She is visiting us from Indian Creek Zen Hermitage, Wedron, Illinois – she is the founder of Udumbara National Sangha. The day starts with instructions on Zendo roles (optional) from 8am, Zazen from 9am and 9:35am with kinhin between, and Q&A from 11:30am. The Sunday program ends at 2pm.

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.