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The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Ancestor

Saturday February 24, 10:30 a.m. With Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). The sixth ancestor, Hui Neng, is a seminal figure in Zen Buddhism. The class is based on chapter 4 of Zen Sourcebook, edited by Stephen Addiss with Stanley Lombardo and Judith Roitman. $15. Zoom only. This is the first of a series of […]

March two-day hybrid retreat

Two-day hybrid retreat Friday March 15 6:30 p.m. to Sunday March 17 12:30 p.m. With Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). $100, contact us if you need the fee reduced or waived. Registration below. Our retreat are fairly intensive, designed for people with some meditation experience. If you are interested but not sure you are […]

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The Sandokai

Saturday March 30, 10:30 a.m. With Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). The Sandokai is a seminal work in the Caodong (Soto) school, brief but profound. It is chapter 5 in Zen Sourcebook, or you can find it online. We will also be referring to Shunruyu Suzuki's commentary Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness. $30. […]

Buddha’s Birthday and Precepts ceremonies

Join us April 14 10 a.m. for a Buddha's Birthday Ceremony followed by a precepts ceremony. Followed by — what else? — a potluck for folks coming in person. Yes the ceremonies will be hybrid. The Buddha's Birthday ceremony is very kid friendly, we'll have activities to occupy the kids during the precepts ceremony.

Huang Po and Linchi

Saturday April 27 10:30 a.m. with Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). Huang Po and Linchi were major figures in Zen in the late Tang dynasty; Linchi was Huang Po's student. Our school, as well as the Japanese Rinzai school, descend from Linchi. This class will be based on chapters 6 and 7 of Zen […]

Kansas Zen Center Event Information

For those joining on Zoom, sign-in registration will be sent before the event.

Publicly available class readings will be announced in the class description. Other notes will be sent to participants before the class.

Retreat schedules and information will be sent to participants the day before the retreat.

To register for an event, fill out the appropriate application. If you have any questions, write to us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com. Please register at least two days before a retreat or class. More information about our retreats can be found here.

Retreats vary in price depending on the length of the retreat. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you need retreat fees waived or modified, email us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com before registration. If you cannot sit an entire retreat as scheduled, please email us well in advance to make arrangements. For more information, email us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com.