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.

Our half-day sittings start at 8:20 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

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 August 25th at 11am at The Lotus Center. After an informal lunch we return for a workshop titled “Sit. Stop. Write” to practice Zen and Poetry writing in a small group – no prior experience necessary. Donations only, no fees.

Upcoming: Half-day sitting at The Lotus Center will be on September 8th from 8:20 am, then a Zen and Poetry workshop with 11am Zazen on September 22nd.

Save the date: Silent Zen Weekend on October 11 to 13th with visiting teacher and author of “Mindfulness and Intimacy” Ben Connelly.

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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