Jan '20 Newsletter

Prayer for the New Year: 2020
Upaya Zen Center


May we realize that this earth is sacred and live accordingly.

May all those in the grips of insecurity be released to the safety of understanding.

May those weighed down by grief be given over to compassion.

May those lost in delusion find relief in the path of wisdom.

May all wounds to forests, rivers, deserts, oceans, all wounds to the earth be witnessed and healed through our right action.

May we work for the ending of suffering from consumerism, the climate catastrophe, war, economic disparity, racism, sexual violence, and the abuse of children. 

May those in refugee camps and prisons find their way home, with our support. 

May those who are alone or abandoned by friends and family, and those who are unsheltered find a safe and loving harbor in community. 

May we have deep time in practice with each other and in the solitudes, to be taught by sangha and by silence, so that we have the courage and equanimity to be a source of love and wisdom for all beings.

May we all have the health, wisdom, and energy to serve in the years ahead. 

May all awaken and awaken others.

May the suffering arising from oppression, hatred, and fear be righted and remedied.


Meditation Resumes This Week

The Lincoln Zen Center will continue meditation at its temporary location on Wednesday, 01/08 at 5:55 PM. If you are new to the Zen Center or have meditated with us previously, please inquire for our temporary location.

Please note we are now hosting weekly meditation on Wednesday and Sunday. Please see our new schedule and times in the next section.

Please keep your eyes on our monthly newsletter and Facebook page for location updates. 
Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop:
Calm Down & Awaken Up

Saturday, January 11, 9:30am-12:00pm, 
Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St., Lincoln, NE 68510. 

Instructor: Dosho Port from Nebraska Zen Center in Omaha

You will leave this workshop knowing the essentials of Zen meditation, including how to work with body, breath, and mind. We will discuss the major hurdles commonly faced when establishing a meditation practice AND how to overcome them. We will also practice seated and walking meditation. There will be time for questions. This session is for you if you are new to Zen meditation, want a refresher, and/or have meditation experience in another tradition. No pre-registration required, and it will be offered by donation. 

Weekend Retreat in the Thich Nhat Nanh Tradition
Practicing From the Heart:
Greeting All Beings With Eyes of Compassion

Friday 2/21 and/or Saturday 2/22 
Carol Joy Holling Center in Ashland, Nebraska

Led by Sister Terry Cortés-Vega with Brian (Bk) Kimmel
Sponsored by the Omaha Community of Mindful Living
For info: Contact Randy Reinhart at

A separate email will be sent with program details and registration/payment information.


All sessions are free and your donations help us continue this service to the community. Suggested donation is $5~$10. Please continue your monthly pledge or drop-in donations during our transition as we need to build up sufficient fund to re-open in a public space in the near future. 

If you would like to become a monthly pledge member, please include the pledge form with your donation. We appreciate your support.


Weekly Schedule

If you are new to our center or zen practice, please email us to schedule a introductory session.

WEDNESDAYS starting Jan 8th
9:55 AM Chanting and Meditation
5:55 PM Meditation 

FRIDAYS starting Jan 10th
9:55 AM Chanting and Meditation

SUNDAYS starting Jan 12th
10:25 AM Meditation followed by tea social


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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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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