"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 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS The Saturday talks will follow our regular Heartland schedule with the talk beginning at 11:30, after 30 minutes of meditation.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 “An Introduction to Naikan Practice” CLARK CHILSON The Japanese word naikan means looking inside or seeing oneself with the mind’s eye, leading to a deeper understanding of what we have received, what have we given, and what difficulties have we caused. Clark Chilson teaches Buddhist psychology and religious studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is interested in Buddhist-inspired treatments for mental-health, and particularly on Naikan meditation, as methods for alleviating suffering.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 REV. TONEN O'CONNOR Title to be announced. Resident Priest Emerita, Milwaukee Zen Center
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Will Holcomb Elizabeth Tucker Francine Case
Our sangha before the Pandemic. Early 2020.
Heartland Zen has cancelled Saturday services until further notice. Join us via Zoom every Saturday at 11 am.