​Louisville Zen Center offers beginning and continuing meditation instruction, Zen meditation sessions, work practice  opportunities, meditation retreats, and other activities and events to support our members and the wider community both online and in-person.  Activities are open to adults 18 years of age and over (and teenagers if accompanied by a parent or older friend). Newcomers, beginners, and experienced meditators are warmly welcomed.

​​To join us in-person, here are our COVID protocols

  • You must be fully vaccinated/boosted; show proof of vaccination upon your first visit
  • We will maintain physical distancing in the zendo
  • We will continue operating air purifiers in the common areas
  • You may choose to mask (or not mask)
  • Some of us will have tea and chat without masks after the sitting; no worries if you prefer to head home at that time
  • Do not come in-person if you have any symptoms; join us online instead 

To join us online

  • Join our Zoom meetings here or enter Meeting ID: 820 029 536 and Passcode: Louisville

  • Upon entering the online zendo, microphones will be muted. Please remain muted during the sitting, but do turn up your volume to clearly hear bells and announcements.  

  • For sittings, arrange your seat in a quiet place preferably facing the wall or other blank surface.  Sit side-on to (not facing) your camera

  • Consider where to do walking meditation. If there’s little space then pace back and forth in a line or walk slowly around your seat; you may also simply stand or stretch off-camera.

  • Position your camera so we can see you sitting and, if possible, walking with us.

  • Setting up an altar with an inspiring figure or picture is nice, but not required.  Light incense, if desired. 


There is no fee for participating.  Louisville Zen Center operates as much as possible on dana (or giving).  We suggest non-members give about $10 when attending but any contribution, large or small, will be much appreciated.  No one is EVER turned away for lack of payment. To make an ongoing commitment while supporting the mission of the Center, please consider membership.