TALKS, CLASSES, CEREMONIES, ETC. (for meditation retreats, see below)

Foundations of Zen class

An introduction to Zen, including basic practice forms, major teachings, and the history of Zen. Taught by Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). In two parts: part 1, Thursday August 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.; part 2, Thursday September 4, 7 - 8:30 pm. $20 for both classes.

Kido (chanting retreat)

Saturday September 6, noon to 8 p.m. Led by Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman) Lunch and dinner will be served. $25.

A kido is a high energy chanting retreat. Out of respect for our city neighbors we will be meeting at a member’s home in the country. Registrants will be provided the address and driving directions.

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony

Sunday December 14, 10:30 a.m., followed by pot-luck lunch.

500 prostrations for the new year!

Start the new year right with 500 (actually, 540) prostrations. Friday January 1, 2015 10 - 11:30, followed by a light lunch.

ZEN MEDITATION RETREATS AT THE KZCpond12 (for information on fees, meals and registration, see below)

1-day Retreat

Saturday July 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). Orientation for beginners at 8:30 a.m. Bring a brown-bag lunch.

2-day Retreat

Friday November 21, 6:30 p.m, to Sunday November 23, noon. Led by Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). Meals are provided.

5-day Retreat

Tuesday January 6, 2015 1:30 p.m., to Sunday January 11, noon. Led by Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). Meals are provided.

For one day retreats, unless otherwise noted, please bring a brown bag lunch. For all other retreats, vegetarian meals will be provided. For costs see below. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. E-mail kansaszencenter “at” gmail “dot” com for more information.

To register for a retreat

Registration forms are at the Kansas Zen Center, or online by clicking mail-in registration form. Please print the form, fill it out, include your check and mail to KZC. Please register at least two days before the retreat. It helps us plan seating, housing (for those who stay in the Zen center), and meals.

Click here to download PDF registration form.
Click here to download Word Document registration form.

Retreat fees

Retreats vary in price depending on the length of the retreat and whether meals are provided by the Zen center. Please email with any questions.

If meals are provided, the cost per day is $50.

If meals are not provided, the cost is $25 per day.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships or work exchanges can be arranged with the Guiding Teacher. If you cannot sit an entire retreat as scheduled, please talk to the retreat teacher to make arrangements. For more information, email us.

A note on parking at the Kansas Zen Center.