Sunday Service

The best time to join us if you're new, or the best time to spend time with your Sangha members if you've been around a while. Joins us every Sunday morning at 10:00am for chanting, meditation, and a Dharma talk.

Tuesday Night Programs

At a new time slot, from 7:30-8:30pm, join us for a series of studies and meditations on revolving topics throughout the year. Check the most recent schedules for this weeks topic.

Thursday Evening Meditations

Now at a new time slot: 7:30-8:20pm. Join us as we chant the three jewels, aspirations, and a 40 minute zazen sitting.

Three-Hour Mini Retreats

Mini Retreats offered every 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00pm-9:30pm. $10 suggested donation. Tea and snacks provided. Meditation experience is recommended.

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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15 hours ago

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Events this week:Tuesday (Aug 16) : Gathering to sit and chant the metta (loving kindness) sutra starting at 7:30Thursday (Aug 18): Weekly meditation sitting starting at 7:30Friday (Aug19) : Please join us for our monthly mini retreat from 7:00-9:30 . Comprising of 40 minute meditation sittings with ten minute breaks in-between. Suggested donation is $10, though any amount is appreciated.Sunday (Aug 21): We are celebrating Ullambana, honoring those who passed on before us. There is still time to participate in the fundraiser.Any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.#muddywaterzen #MWZ #royaloak #buddhism #buddhisttemple #WeeklyEvents #weeklymeditation #meditation #meditationpractice #dharma #sangha #MiniRetreats ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Although Ullambana is traditionally celebrated the 15th day of the seventh month according to the lunar calendar, which is today, Muddy Water Zen will be celebrating it Sunday August 21. There is still time to add a name(s) to the side altar (photo) for loved ones who have passed. Stop in the Sangha Room any time, fill out a request form on table, add your donation to the begging bowl and Rev. Bup Seong will place it on the altar. Or, you can email the temple at haedoh@wowway.com with your request and use PayPal on our website, muddywaterzen.org or mail in a check. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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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.