March '20 Newsletter

From Returning to Silence
By Katagiri Roshi


The experience of enlightenment is important for us, but it is not enough. Again and again that enlightenment must become more profound, until it penetrates our skin, muscle and bone.


Meditation resumes at 3701 O Street

We are excited to announce we have moved in to our new location. Starting Wednesday, March 4, the Lincoln Zen Center will continue meditation at 3701 O Street, Suite 203 at 5:55 p.m. Parking is available behind the building. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to settle in your seat. As with prior locations, benches and chairs are available, along with traditional cushions for sitting. If you are new to the Zen Center and would like to attend a beginner's instruction, we encourage you to attend beginner's instruction on Monday nights at 5:25 p.m. To learn more, email

Please note we are now hosting weekly meditation on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. See changes to our schedule in the next section.

Zen group study

We are starting to read the following two books recommended by our spiritual friend from the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. There are many used copies in good condition you can purchase, both online or at your local used book store.

We would love to get your feedback on your learnings from these books.

1) Training in Compassion by Norman Fischer…/show/15792605-training-in-compa…#

We are planning to start a weekly study group on this book this spring.

2) Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts
by Shohaku Okumura…

This is a must-have treasure for Zen study and to support your practice.

Help keep our Zen Center open

All sessions are free and your donations help us continue this service to the community. Suggested donation is $5~$10 per session. Please continue your monthly pledge or drop-in donations. 

If you would like to become a monthly pledge member, please include the pledge form with your donation. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Weekly Schedule

If you are new to our center or zen practice, we encourage you to attend an introductory session on Monday evening.

5:25 PM Beginner's Instruction and Meditation


10:25 AM Chanting and Meditation
5:55 PM Meditation 

10:25 AM Chanting and Meditation

10:25 AM Meditation and Service


Due to weather related issues and other reasons, meditation or events (listed in this bulletin) may be canceled occasionally. If you are on our Facebook page, please check for announcements. Additionally, we will attempt to send out a special email ahead of time.
Please contact us for any questions about the schedule and other events

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A Welcoming Community

DANA [DAH-nah] (Donations)

Your donation of $5~$10 each time keeps our door open.  We appreciate your donation.


Monthly on announced Sundays, see calendar on webpage.
We repent and renew our vows through this monthly traditional Buddhist practice.

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