Join us for meditation, tea, and koan discussions. We meet Sundays, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, in six week series.
Dates for our next session: We are off for the summer, but will be back in the fall. Our next series starts on August 19, 2018. Please join us.
Sunday 8/19/2018 Sunday 8/26/2018 Off Labor Day - 9/2/2018 Sunday 9/9/2018 Sunday 9/16/2018 Sunday 9/23/2018 Sunday 9/30/2018
We are exploring the idea of offering a one or two-day weekend retreat in October with Jon Joseph, Roshi. In April we offered a Saturday-Sunday retreat on Not Knowing with JJ in one of the Heard Museum conference rooms. It was well received, so we look to doing something like that again.
Location: VUU Church, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler, AZ 85226 West Side of Parking Lot, Classroom 2
Our practice at Desert Lotus Zen is meditation, koan study, and discussion. We are a community in the Rinzai Zen tradition that embraces koan practice of the Pacific Zen Institute to create a culture of transformation. As a group we sit together and discuss koans on Sunday afternoons in six-week sessions scheduled throughout the year. We meet in Chandler, Arizona, and serve the Phoenix metro area. We invite you to join us as we work together to explore koans and our lives.
Desert Lotus Zen is affiliated with the Pacific Zen Institute (PZI) founded by John Tarrant, Roshi, author of Bring Me the Rhinoceros and Other Zen Koans to Save Your Life and The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul and the Spirit of Life. We connect with PZI's programs and teachers for retreats and guidance. Jon Joseph, Roshi, of PZI's Camp Portola Zendo in San Mateo, California works directly with us, and future retreats with John and Jon are planned for Phoenix.
Dates for our next session are posted at the conclusion of the current session. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive announcements, koans, or to ask questions. Like us at Facebook.