"When does it start being a flower? When is it no longer a flower?"
Heartland Zen is a 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 with 30 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. (SEE BELOW.) 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 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Contact Page to make a donation. Heartland Zen is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Special Guest Speaker Dario Doshin Girolami: Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha. Dario is a Soto-Zen priest and a Dharma Teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, now residing in Rome, Italy.
Saturday, June 5. Special Guest Speaker David Brazier will be talking about his most recent book called: The Dark Side of the Mirror: Forgetting the Self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan
The Saturday talks will follow our regular Heartland schedule with the talk beginning at 11:30, after 30 minutes of meditation.