What we're about

Two Arrows Zen is a center for Zen study and practice in Utah, co-founded by Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi and Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi.

We are a community of meditators and Buddhist practitioners who are building and supporting an inclusive program of study and practice adapted for a range of life situations -- including householders who raise children, hold jobs, and seek liberation as the ground of an ordinary life.

We value the intimate connection of meditation and study together, in daily sits, regular classes, and on retreats. We balance the discipline of traditional forms in a lineage based practice with innovative ways of learning to embody and enact wisdom and compassionate in an ever more complex world.

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Sunday Mindfulness Meditation

Two Arrows Zen

Sundays , 10:00 - 11:30 am Artspace Zendo, SLC Please join the Two Arrows Zen Sangha for our Sunday Series: Mindfulness Meditation, with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi and Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi. For thousands of years, people have used mindfulness practices - techniques to develop awareness of present experience with acceptance - to deal effectively with a wide range of life challenges. Now, a large and fascinating body of scientific research validates the remarkable benefits of mindfulness practice to enhance psychological flexibility and resilience, as well as physical health. Mindfulness as a disciplined practice is often considered the foundation for a mature spiritual life. In this Sunday series, we'll explore how mindfulness works, and gain understanding of the science and practice of mindfulness to improve everyday life. We will practice with a variety of mindfulness techniques in the context of Buddhist understanding. Surprisingly, we'll discover how understanding your brain, whose very functioning gives rise to so many of the problems you may struggle with, is key to working with the perennial problem of human suffering. Arrive by 9:50 am to say hello, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and get settled for meditation. Everyone is welcome. 10:00 - 10:30 am Mindfulness Meditation Practice 10:30 - 11:30 am Mindfulness Meditation Talk Your weekly donation of $5 or a Two Arrows Zen Membership supports this program for the benefit of all.

Daily Morning Meditation (Zazen) at Two Arrows Zen, Monday - Friday

You are warmly welcome to join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi and the Two Arrows Zen sangha for morning meditation, Monday through Friday. There are two sitting periods: 7:00 - 7:35 am, and 7:45 - 8:15 am. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. No prior experience with meditation is required. You may join for one period, or for both. If it is your first time, please come a few minutes before the first sit so we can provide a little orientation. On Tuesday mornings, the second sitting period is the Morning Service, when we chant the core texts of our practice: The Heart Sutra, the Identity of Relative and Absolute, and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo in celebration of Kanzeon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. There's incense and bells, full bows, and you'll probably see a few folks in robes. Arrive a little early for coffee or tea if you need a wake-up. After sitting, we offer a friendly bowl of oatmeal and conversation every morning before you go on to the rest of your day. Membership is not required; donations are always welcome. (Suggested donation for regular attendance is $10 per week or Two Arrows Membership ($30/month.) Street clothing is fine; we take off shoes in the zendo. No shorts or tank tops, please. Please arrive on time to be settled in the zendo 5 minutes before the sit begins. Two Arrows Zen is closed for major holidays and for our Winter and Spring Sesshins. Please check the Calendar for the program on specific dates. https://www.twoarrowszen.org/calendar/ We're looking forward to seeing you in the zendo! p.s. for more formal meditation instruction, consider coming to A Day of Zen for meditation and teaching. You'll find more information at https://www.twoarrowszen.org/programs-retreats/

Daily Morning Meditation (Zazen) at Two Arrows Zen, Monday - Friday

You are warmly welcome to join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi and the Two Arrows Zen sangha for morning meditation, Monday through Friday. There are two sitting periods: 7:00 - 7:35 am, and 7:45 - 8:15 am. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. No prior experience with meditation is required. You may join for one period, or for both. If it is your first time, please come a few minutes before the first sit so we can provide a little orientation. On Tuesday mornings, the second sitting period is the Morning Service, when we chant the core texts of our practice: The Heart Sutra, the Identity of Relative and Absolute, and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo in celebration of Kanzeon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. There's incense and bells, full bows, and you'll probably see a few folks in robes. Arrive a little early for coffee or tea if you need a wake-up. After sitting, we offer a friendly bowl of oatmeal and conversation every morning before you go on to the rest of your day. Membership is not required; donations are always welcome. (Suggested donation for regular attendance is $10 per week or Two Arrows Membership ($30/month.) Street clothing is fine; we take off shoes in the zendo. No shorts or tank tops, please. Please arrive on time to be settled in the zendo 5 minutes before the sit begins. Two Arrows Zen is closed for major holidays and for our Winter and Spring Sesshins. Please check the Calendar for the program on specific dates. https://www.twoarrowszen.org/calendar/ We're looking forward to seeing you in the zendo! p.s. for more formal meditation instruction, consider coming to A Day of Zen for meditation and teaching. You'll find more information at https://www.twoarrowszen.org/programs-retreats/

Daily Morning Meditation (Zazen) at Two Arrows Zen, Monday - Friday

You are warmly welcome to join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi and the Two Arrows Zen sangha for morning meditation, Monday through Friday. There are two sitting periods: 7:00 - 7:35 am, and 7:45 - 8:15 am. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. No prior experience with meditation is required. You may join for one period, or for both. If it is your first time, please come a few minutes before the first sit so we can provide a little orientation. On Tuesday mornings, the second sitting period is the Morning Service, when we chant the core texts of our practice: The Heart Sutra, the Identity of Relative and Absolute, and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo in celebration of Kanzeon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. There's incense and bells, full bows, and you'll probably see a few folks in robes. Arrive a little early for coffee or tea if you need a wake-up. After sitting, we offer a friendly bowl of oatmeal and conversation every morning before you go on to the rest of your day. Membership is not required; donations are always welcome. (Suggested donation for regular attendance is $10 per week or Two Arrows Membership ($30/month.) Street clothing is fine; we take off shoes in the zendo. No shorts or tank tops, please. Please arrive on time to be settled in the zendo 5 minutes before the sit begins. Two Arrows Zen is closed for major holidays and for our Winter and Spring Sesshins. Please check the Calendar for the program on specific dates. https://www.twoarrowszen.org/calendar/ We're looking forward to seeing you in the zendo! p.s. for more formal meditation instruction, consider coming to A Day of Zen for meditation and teaching. You'll find more information at https://www.twoarrowszen.org/programs-retreats/

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