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

Meditation, Mindfulness, Love & Tenderness – Jan 20-Feb 17

In this class, we’ll learn about the Zen Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness, loving-kindness and self-compassion, and how to be in a turbulent world with tenderness towards ourselves and all beings. This is a great class if you’re new to Buddhist practice (but you are also welcome to attend if you already know a thing or two.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dharma Talks

The Healing Power of Community

Dharma talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, August 29, 2021 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Ways of Knowing

Dharma talk by Marc Anderson on Sunday, August 22, 2021 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Good Enoughness

Dharma talk by Tōkū Cynthia Scott on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Don’t Think. See.

Dharma talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Eating the Head of a Snake

Dharma talk by Myoshin Diane Benjamin on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Zen Practice is not Separate from Cleaning the Toilets

Dharma talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, July 25, 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.

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