Feb '20 Newsletter

From Dropping Ashes On The Buddha
Zen Master Seung Sahn


Your mind is like the sea. When the wind comes, there are very big waves. When the wind dies down, the waves become smaller and smaller, until finally the wind disappears altogether and the sea is like a clear mirror. Then the mountains and trees and all things are reflected on the surface of the sea. There are many thought-waves now in your mind. But if you continue to practice don't-know mind, this thinking will become gradually smaller, until finally your mind will always be clear. When the mind becomes clear, it is like a mirror: red comes and the mirror is red; yellow comes and the mirror is yellow; a mountain comes and the mirror is a mountain. Your mind is the mountain; the mountain is your mind. They are not two. So it is very important not to be attached either to thinking or to not-thinking. You mustn't be upset by anything that goes on in your mind. Only don't worry and keep don't-know mind.


Meditation continues at temporary location

The Lincoln Zen Center will continue meditation at its temporary location through February. If you are new to the Zen Center and would like to schedule a beginner's instruction, 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.

New location found

We have found a new location at 37th and O streets in Lincoln. For the time being, meditation will continue at our temporary location, but we hope to be moved into the new space by mid-March. Please keep your eyes on our monthly newsletter and Facebook page for updates and additional information on the new location🙏

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.

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 during our transition. Your support is needed to help us build up sufficient funds to re-open in our new location in March. 

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, please email us to schedule a introductory session.

9:55 AM Chanting and Meditation
5:55 PM Meditation 

9:55 AM Chanting and Meditation

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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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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