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Sarasota Ordinary Zen Sangha is a practice group where you can enjoy the benefits of sitting in a sangha (community) with other Zen practitioners. We are a secular non-affiliated Zen Group practicing Zen Meditation (zazen). You do not need to consider yourself a Buddhist to enjoy the benefits of zazen.
Sunday Evenings. Join us each Sunday evening in downtown Sarasota for Group Zen Meditation. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. A donation is not required to participate, however a voluntary donation (suggested $5.00) will help defray our costs. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. We have some cushions (zafus) and chairs, however if you have your own zafu, we encourage you to bring your own. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early if you need instruction.
How it works: The doors open at 5:30pm and the practice session begins promptly at 6:00pm with the chanting of the Heart Sutra. We then sit in zazen for twenty minutes, do a walking meditation for five minutes, and another twenty minutes of sitting in zazen. After the last sitting, we serve tea and have a brief discussion related to our practice. We usually finish up by 7:30pm.