Thursday Night Meditation Outdoor Sittings

All summer long, weather dependent, some of our Thursday night sittings will be held outside the temple. For those wanting to connect with nature during the summer, these are perfect opportunities to do so along with working on your meditation practice.

Mini Retreat: Friday June 17 7P-10P

We will hold our monthly mini-retreat on June 17, from 7 to 10PM. The suggested donation is $10 and includes tea and snacks. We also will incorporate some chanting into this retreat, as it falls near the full moon this month.

Sunday, July 31: Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

We will hold an Intro to Buddhism and Meditation on July 31 from 12-3PM. Please click the learn more link below to sign up.

Blessing of the Animals - Sat. October 8

We will hold a blessing of the animals event on Saturday October 8. Mark your calendars as more information will follow regarding this event.

Everyone is welcome here

Muddy Water Zen welcomes everyone from all walks of life and all religious traditions. Whether you are just curious about Buddhism or actively seeking a spiritual path, we encourage you to visit us during one of our services. You may also contact one of our Dharma Teachers with any questions. Muddy Water Zen is a down to earth temple. We strive to live the Buddha's compassionate teaching, knowing that a friendly smile and a welcoming word can open the door to understanding and peace.

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Bodhi Day, that day we celebrate the Buddha's Enlightenment, is Friday December 9 at which time we gather in the temple for an "all night" sitting. Actually, though, if all night is not possible for you, we encourage people to participate in 2-hour blocks e.g. 8 - 10 or 10 - 12. The entire sitting is from 8pm (Friday) - 4am (Saturday) after which we gather in the abbey for a community breakfast. This will be the 14th year that Muddy Water Zen has paid tribute to our founder's awakening experience and hope you join us in gratitude for the BudddhaDharma. ...

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There will be NO formal meditation sitting this Thanksgiving Day at 7pm. You are, however, welcome to use the temple to sit informally. ...

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Muddy Water Zen was formed to disseminate and propagate the Dharma, the teachings of Shakymuni Buddha, as recorded in the ancient scriptures, as interpreted and transmitted by the Ancestors, and as experienced personally. Zen Buddhism, with its emphasis on meditation, is a way of cultivating compassion and wisdom through radical acceptance of what is. Meditation becomes an awareness and mindfulness of all that is, moment-to-moment and an appreciation of life in all its manifestations.