Sittings: Zen Meditation Sessions


Locations

We meet in three venues: Infinite Bliss Yoga (IBY), Heart of Perfect Wisdom Zendo (HPWZ), and Zoom.  

  • Sundays will remain on Zoom until in-person sits resume at Infinite Bliss Yoga, 1507 Bardstown Rd, 40205 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are hybrid. You may attend via Zoom or in-person at Heart of Perfect Wisdom Zendo, a private residence in the Audubon neighborhood near University of Louisville. Here are our COVID protocols and here is general information (parking, etc.) Update: Tuesdays and Thursdays are Zoom-only for now.  

  • Here is how to join us on Zoom


​​Schedule (Zoom)

6:15 pm - 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.  


6:30 pm - Meditation.  We do zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Sometimes there's also a recorded teisho (formal Dharma talk by a Zen teacher in our lineage) or a Zen talk (informal talk, reading, or practice encouragement) by our group leader. We end by chanting the 4 Bodhisattvic Vows (p. 36 of the RZC chant book).  ​


​​​Sundays
​January 2 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins
January 9 - Closed for retreat
January 16 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes group instruction
January 23 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; Intro to Zen at 5:15 pm
January 30 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes a Zen talk

February 6 - sit, kinhin, then hearing a recorded teisho
February 13 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins
February 20 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes a Zen talk or teisho
February 27 - three 25-minute sits with two 5-minute kinhins; includes group instruction

Tuesdays & Thursdays
30-minute sit, 7-minute kinhin, then 30-minute sit; closed January 11 & 13, February 22 & 24

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7:40 pm (8 pm on Sundays) - Tea (optional). When meditation finishes, all are invited to "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. ​Tea ends at 8 pm (8:15 pm on Sundays).


​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.