Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a celebration of the spring equinox - Ohigan [jp].  This day points to the balance that expresses itself in nature and in our Zen practice.  All are welcome.  A special Dharma talk will be given and you are invited to join us for lunch at a local restaurant after our service.   The 2PM service on this day only will be cancelled.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM      Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM     Lunch

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a special service celebrating Hanamatsuri - literally the flower festival.  A celebration of the historical Buddha's birthday.  All are welcome.  A special Dharma talk will be given and you are invited to join us at a local restaurant for lunch after the service.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Once every month [typically the 1st Saturday] we offer a one day Meditation retreat.  This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your Zen practice and encourage you to take advantage of this day devoted to Zen.  While we urge you to join us for the entire day, you are welcome to participate to the extent your schedule allows.  A donation of $50 for the entire day is suggested.

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a special holiday service in observance of the Japanese Buddhist holiday of Obon.  Obon is a day dedicated to the memory of our physical and spiritual ancestors.  A special Dharma talk will be given.  All are welcome.  After the service, please join us for lunch at a local restaurant.  The 2PM service on this day only will be cancelled.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM       Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM        Lunch

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM      Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM       Lunch

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for Fall Ohigan, a celebration of the autumnal equinox.  With it's image of balance, Ohigan reflects the balance that is expressed through our Zen practice.  All are welcome.  A special Dharma talk will be given and you are invited to join us for lunch at a local restaurant after the service. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM       Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM       Lunch

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM      Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM     Lunch

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for a 1 day Zen meditation retreat in Evanston.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation is $50.00 for the entire day.  For more information:

The standard schedule for a one-day sesshin is as follows [Evanston]:

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm

Please join us for a one day meditation retreat at a private home in Schaumburg, IL.  Please contact us for further information and details.  Donation $50

 9:30PM  -12:00 PM      Zazen

12:00PM - 2:00 PM     Lunch

Past Events

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 8:30pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm