"When does it start being a flower? When is it no longer a flower?"
HEARTLAND ZEN is a lay meditation practice group dedicated to the teachings of the founder of the Soto Zen tradition, Dogen Zenji, and to the expression of Buddhist principles through speech and action in the wider community. Services begin at 11am with 30 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. IN-PERSON SERVICES CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. We are encouraging everyone to reserve 11am Saturday as a time to continue our practice and join us for services using Zoom. Our first Zoom service was held on March 21, 2020.
An email invitation will be sent to everyone on the Heartland email list every Saturday morning at about 10:45. The service will begin at 11 with 30 minutes of meditation, followed by a talk and discussion. If you're not on the list and would like to be added, just respond using the Contact Page.
Visit our Contact Page to make a donation or to request more information. Heartland Zen is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Will Holcomb Elizabeth Tucker Francine Case
Our sangha before the Pandemic, early 2020.
UPCOMING EVENTS The Saturday talks will follow our regular Heartland schedule with the talk beginning at 11:30 CDT, after 30 minutes of meditation.
SUSTHAMA KIM January 22, 2022 "A Faithful Approach to the Sutras." Susthama is a psychotherapist and worked in the field of mental health as a chaplain for many years. She lives in London. *****************
PAULA LAZARZ FEBRUARY 19, 2022 "A Practice Steeped In Skillful Means: How the Lotus Sutra influences our Zen practice. Shudo Paula is a Master instructor in Shaolin Kung Fu and a practice leader at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. ****************
SHODO SPRING March 26, 2022 Details to follow
Click HERE for a link to Bill's recorded talk on Youtube. BILL REYLAND Saturday, December 11, 2021 "Dying with the Dharma" Discussion of his experiences as a hospice chaplain in Kansas City.
Heartland Zen has cancelled Saturday services until further notice. Join us via Zoom every Saturday at 11 am.