Sittings: Zen Meditation Sessions


​​Sunday: 6:30pm - meditation, 8:00pm - tea, 8:15pm - end (venue: LZC Zoom)

  • November 6 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins
  • November 13 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes Group Instruction
  • November 20 - three 25-minute sits with 5-minute kinhins; includes live Dharma talk
  • November 27 - closed for holiday


  • December 4 - sit, kinhin, then hearing a recorded teisho
  • December 11 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes Group Instruction
  • December 18 - three 25-minute sits with 5-minute kinhins; includes live Dharma talk
  • December 25 - closed for holiday


Tuesday: 6:30pm - meditation, 7:40pm - tea, 8:00pm - end (venue: HPWZ Hybrid)

  • 25-minute sit, 5-minute kinhin, 25-minute sit, then a chanting service. See FAQ page for info about chanting.


Thursday: 6:30pm - meditation, 7:40pm - tea, 8:00pm - end (venue: HPWZ Hybrid) 

  • 30-minute sit, 7-minute kinhin, then 30-minute sit. Closed November 24   


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Terms

  • Arrival.  ​The zendo opens 15 minutes early allowing you to settle in and begin meditation. If attending in-person, you may also experiment with different meditation postures and cushions during this time.  
  • Meditation.  The schedule of zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation) varies. Sundays might also include a recorded teisho (formal Dharma talk by a Zen teacher in our lineage) or a live Dharma talk (semi-formal talk, reading, or practice encouragement) by our group leader. Some sits include meditation instruction before or during the meditation session. We end all our meetings by chanting the Four Bodhisattvic Vows (p. 36 of the chant book). 
  • Introduction to Zen, Group Instruction, Private Instruction, and Advising are varying types of Meditation Instruction.
  • Tea. When meditation ends, all are invited to an optional "tea". Because sittings are done in silence with the eyes lowered, tea time is an opportunity to ask questions or to simply socialize with like-minded others.


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​​Cost

​Louisville Zen Center operates as much as possible on dana (or giving).  We suggest non-members give $5 - $10 via the Paypal button when visiting us but any contribution, large or small, is 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.