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

Yoga & Zen: Common Roots, Shared Practices

Saturday, December 13, 1:00—5:00pm. A practicum with Todd Wyant and Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). This course will cover asana, pranayama, meditation and teachings across both traditions. Suggested donation: $20. Register here.

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony

Sunday December 14, 10:30 a.m., followed by pot-luck lunch (bringing a dish is not required but if you do, please make it vegetarian).

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.

Annual membership meeting and pot luck dinner

Join us as we vote on the new board, hear about how the year went, share food and socialize. Saturday January 17 6 p.m.

Buddha’s birthday celebration and precepts ceremony

We’ll bathe the baby Buddha and show our support for the folks taking precepts. Sunday April 12, 10:30 a.m. Followed by a pot luck lunch.

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

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. To sign up, fill out this form.

1-day Retreat

Saturday February 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., orientation for beginners at 8:30 a.m. Led by Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). Bring a brown bag lunch.

2-day Retreat

Friday March 6 6:30 p.m. to Sunday March 8 noon. Led by Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). Meals are provided.

2-day Retreat

Friday June 5 6:30 p.m. through SUnday June 7 noon. Led by Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). Meals are provided.

5-day Retreat

Tuesday July 14 6:30 p.m. to Sunday July 19 noon. Led by Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). 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 available online and located with the retreat listing. Physical forms are available at the Kansas Zen Center as well as for download in both PDF and Word. You may print the form, fill it out, and mail or bring by 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.

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.

Unless otherwise noted:

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

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

Payment is due on the first day of the retreat.

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.