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Precepts Ceremony and Bathing the Baby Buddha

Sunday April 9 starting at 10 a.m. we'll celebrate Buddha's birthday by bathing our baby Buddha statue with rose petals (a kid friendly event), followed by a precepts ceremony at around 10:30, followed by — what else? — a potluck (all are welcome, bring food if you wish). No need to register — just show […]

Kido! (chanting retreat)

Saturday April 29 1:30 p.m. we'll be at Lawrence's Unitarian-Universalist (UU) church for a kido, a.k.a. chanting retreat. Kido means energy (ki) way (do) and everyone gets a percussion instrument — bring your own or use one of the Zen center's — which is why the Zen Center can't do a kido in our quiet […]


Garden day!

Time to put some work into our native plant garden as it comes out of winter into spring. Sunday April 30, noon to whenever, our garden guru Courtney Masterson will guide us as we encourage our prairie plants to grow.

Class on the Temple Rules

Saturday May 6 10 a.m. on Zoom. Every retreat begins with a reading of the Temple Rules. Where do they come from? And how does this document from an ancient monastic tradition relate to our contemporary lives? When you register for the class, list one to three parts of the Temple Rules that you think […]


One-day hybrid May retreat

Saturday May 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). $30 requested, contact us if you need the fee waived. Orientation at 8:30 a.m. for people new to our practice. If you attend in person be sure to bring your lunch! Schedule and Zoom sign-in (for those participating over Zoom) […]


Two-day hybrid retreat June 16 – 18

Two-day hybrid retreat Friday June 16 6:30 p.m. to Sunday June 18 12:30 p.m. With Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). $100, contact us if you need the fee reduced or waived. Register below.


Class on the morning and evening bell chants

Saturday June 24 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. With Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). The morning and evening bell chants are a significant part of our practice. In this class we'll look closely at the teachings presented in these chants. You can find these chants and their translations in the chanting book (interlinear translations are […]


Pop-up weeding party

Come help us help our natural plant garden flourish. Thursday July 13 7:30 a.m. (right after practice). And yes we provide the tools.

One-Day Hybrid Retreat

One-day hybrid retreat Saturday August 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo), orientation for beginners at 8:30 a.m. $30, contact us if you need the fee reduced or waived. And if you're coming in person — remember to bring your lunch! Registration available below.


Introduction to Zen Practice

An informal, friendly way to learn about Zen practice — what it is and how it’s done. Taught by senior dharma teachers at Kansas Zen Center. In-person only. $10 donation, contact us if you need the fee waived. Registration available below.


Garden Buddha installation

Join us Sunday September 10 at 10 a.m. (the usual practice time) in our native plant garden to watch the installation of our new garden Buddha, followed by a short ceremony, followed by a shortened practice in the building with a dharma talk and Q & A followed by — what else — refreshments.

Two day hybrid retreat September 22 – 24.

Two-day hybrid retreat Friday September 22 6:30 p.m. to Sunday September 24 12:30 p.m. With Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman). $100, contact us if you need the fee reduced or waived. Ragistration available below.


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.