Thursday Night Meditation

Every Thursday evening from 7-8PM we practice Zen meditation. Two 25-minute sittings with walking meditation and evening chant. Some experience with meditation is suggested.

Three-Hour Mini Retreats

We will hold our mini-retreats on the third Friday of each month from 7-10PM. The suggested donation is $10 and includes tea and snacks. 20-30 minute sittings are interspersed with walking meditation and breaks.

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

Classes covering the foundations of Buddhism and Meditation are offered periodically at the Temple. Please contact us or view our calendar for dates.

Meditation and Recovery

An 8 week course beginning on January 21st, 2018 and running through March 18th every Sunday night from 6-7:30 PM. This mindfulness meditation class is NOT a replacement for a 12-step program but rather an additional resource. Suggested $5.00 donation per class.

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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Coming events...

FRIDAY APRIL 20: Meditation retreat 7-10PM.
Contact sunim if
attending; $10 suggested fee.

SUNDAY MAY 20: Lotus lantern-making.
$10/lantern or 2 for $15, fee includes
pizza lunch. Again, sign-up with sunim if interested.

SUNDAY MAY 27: Buddha's Birthday

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Many thanks and three deep bows to and for the sangha of Muddy Water Zen who, today, thoroughly cleaned the yard, abbey and entire temple, including Rev. Hae Kyong Rick Borland, Rev. Bup Seong Heather Emerick-Bouchard, Rev. Bup Heng Alexander Coe, Rev. Bup Il Greg Sherburn, Geum Seong Tara Wilkinson, her son Preston, Mu Tong Amir De La Nuez, Mu Up Brandan Holder, Mu Seol AJ, Mu Uhn Janavia, Mu Gu Brianna Urbiel, Mu Goh Julie Gage, and Les. ...

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Our Mission Statement

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.