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.

 

We will reopen on June 27 and warmly invite you to join us in person at 9 a.m. for our regular Sunday service.

In the meantime, please join us on Zoom

Classes

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life – June 9-30

What is right speech? How do we deal with anger so we can live in integrity with our values? We will practice responding to ourselves and others with empathy. How to ask others for help in a clear way that doesn’t expect mind reading. We will practice saying “No” with loving kindness. We will practice transforming our anger into life serving needs.

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Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – June 26

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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In-Person Hokyoji Sesshin – July 12-18

We are excited to be offering our first in-person sesshin since March of 2020, with Zoom participation available as well on a separate registration page. This sesshin is offered at beautiful Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, located among the forested hills of southeastern Minnesota, just a few miles from the Mississippi River.

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Zoom Hokyoji Sesshin – July 12-18

This sesshin will be led by Dokai Georgesen, the guiding teacher of Hokyoji, and Myo On Susan Hagler, member of the Clouds in Water teacher ryo.

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Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – July 24

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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Dharma Talks

The Active Dharma Wheel

Sunday talk by Sosan Theresa FlynnPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

What is the Great Heart of Wisdom and Compassion?

Sunday talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Bodhidharma’s Mind of Plainness

Sunday talk by Ken Ford Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Buddha is Your Mind

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Stepping Off a 100-foot Pole

Sunday talk by Laura Gentle Dragon Kennedy Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

The Boddhisattva’s Four Embracing Actions

Sunday talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn 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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