Clouds In Water Zen Center

A vibrant urban community in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition dedicated to awakening the heart of great wisdom and compassion. We welcome people of all backgrounds and faiths.

 

Please note: in accordance with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, we require all people who enter our building to be masked and vaccinated.

 

Sunday Dharma Talks and Meditation 1/16 - 1/30 will be on Zoom only.

Classes

CANCELLED Loving Kindness Sesshin – Feb 11-13

Clouds in Water Zen Center wishes to keep our community as safe as possible in the midst of COVID-19, and will be cancelling this sesshin. On Sunday February 13, Sosan Flynn will be offering the Dharma Talk during the Sunday Public Program and will be teaching about Loving Kindness.

[Read More]

Intro to Meditation & Zen Buddhism – Feb 19

This class offers an introduction to meditation and Zen Buddhism. We will cover how to meditate, how to set up a meditation space at home, basic Buddhist terms and teachings, and an overview of the Clouds in Water community. There will also be time for practice and conversation.

[Read More]

March Sesshin – Mar 11-13

Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony, and to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, we hope you will consider joining this wonderful practice.

[Read More]

Dharma Talks

Our Thoughts Make a Difference

Dharma talk by Eko Jeff Kelley on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Imperturbability

Dharma talk by Myo On Susan Hagler on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Way Seeking Mind Conversation

Dharma talk by Sosan Flynn and Kattō Laura Phillips on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Remembering Joy

Dharma talk by Daishin Smith on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

We Are All Connected

Dharma talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

The Energy of Life

Dharma talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

New To Zen Buddhism?

Learn about practicing at Clouds in Water and read some basic advice on meditation.

Member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association