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Jisso-Ji Zen Ann Arbor offers group meditation practice in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. We meet in The Lotus Center, 2711 Carpenter Road in Ann Arbor. Practice is led by Taikodo Marta Dabis whose practice originated in the San Francisco Zen Center and is an ordained priest in the Udumbara National Sangha. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience necessary. Please come 20 minutes early to orientation & introduction to Zazen -- Zen meditation. Fellowship over a meal together, afterward, off-site is optional.

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Come sit Zazen with us - Zoom virtual sitting - instructions offered. Free.

Zazen --Zen meditation-- between 8:20 am and noon, followed by fellowship over lunch, off site. Please arrive early. Orientation & Introduction to Zazen and Zendo forms available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome. Our JissoJi study groups are also open to all.

Come sit Zazen with us - Zoom virtual sitting - instructions offered. Free.

Zazen --Zen meditation-- between 11:00 am and 11:40 am, followed by noon service, chanting and bowing. Informal check in afterwards. Please arrive early and mute yourself during the sitting. Orientation & Introduction to Zazen and Zendo forms available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome.

Sit. Stop. Write. -- Zen and Poetry with Dmitry Berenson On Zoom

Like a plant that grows out of bare ground, to express ourselves in poetry we must start from an empty place. We'll do a little meditation and reading from Zen and other sources to help us touch that place and then spring out to write our own poetry. Find your seat; find your voice. Due to the coronavirus outbreak we will be holding our sittings online via Zoom until further notice. To get access to the Zoom room please email [masked] with the subject “Request access to Zoom” at least 12 hours before the sitting.

Come sit Zazen with us - Zoom virtual sitting - instructions offered. Free.

Zazen --Zen meditation-- between 8:20 am and noon, followed by fellowship over lunch, off site. Please arrive early. Orientation & Introduction to Zazen and Zendo forms available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome. Our JissoJi study groups are also open to all.

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