Virtual Dharma

Heart of Perfect Wisdom Zendo (HPWZ) has re-opened for in-person activities! There will also be virtual sittings.  Click here for the latest information about virtual and in-person sits. 

There is no fee for participating.  Louisville Zen Center operates as much as possible on dana (or giving).  We suggest non-members give $5 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.

To prepare to join our virtual zendo:

  • Join our Zoom meetings here or enter Meeting ID: 820 029 536 and Passcode: Louisville
  • Our virtual zendo can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smart phone.  The first time you join a Zoom meeting on a computer, Zoom will automatically install the needed software. For tablet or smart phone users, download "Zoom Cloud Meetings".  It's free!   
  • Test and adjust your microphone and speakers before zazen begins.  Microphones will be muted for the sitting, but turn up the volume on your speakers to clearly hear the bells and announcements.  During tea, wear ear phones (if you have them) to help reduce feedback noise.  
  • Arrange your seat in a quiet place preferably facing the wall. 
  • 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 walking with us.  Not directly in front; too distracting.
  • Setting up an altar with an inspiring figure or picture is nice, but not required.  Light incense, if desired. 

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