Due to the coronavirus pandemic we will be holding our sittings online via Zoom until further notice. To get access to the Zoom room please email jissojizen@gmail.com with the subject “Request access to Zoom” at least 12 hours before the sitting.

Coming up:

We sit every Sunday 11:00am – 11:40am, followed by a short service and informal check-in. The sutra book we use can be found at the SFZC website.

On August 9th our half-day sitting starts at 8:20 am. We will have several sitting and walking periods until we end at 12 noon. Join us for the whole time or a part.

On August 30th after the sitting we return for “Sit. Stop. Write” (1:15pm-2:45pm) to practice Zen and Poetry writing in a small group – no prior experience necessary.


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 Lotus Center in Ann Arbor online via Zoom.

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.

JissoJi also offers lay-ordination preparation, studying the precepts and sewing of Buddha’s robe. Links to our online Zoom classes are available by request. 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.

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