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.

Make a Lantern

Prior to the Buddha's Birthday Celebration the Sangha will gather and create Lotus Lanterns to hang in the temple and take home. Join us on the 20th of May after service (small donation requested). Lunch will be served.

Buddha's Birthday

The biggest Buddhist holiday of the year. On May 27th celebrate with the temple this auspicious day. Vegetarian potluck will follow a special service.

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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6 days ago

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To learn ABOUT Buddhism one reads textbooks, magazines, watches videos, etc. To learn Buddhism, one PRACTICES. There is no other way. If you've felt like an interloper, like you don't belong at temple because you're a novice at meditation, now is the time to change your mindset. Join us this Friday October 19 from 7 - 10PM for our three-hour meditation retreat. If you're the type who says, "Oh, I'd rather sit alone in my home," you'll be surprised at the amount of spiritual energy available for sharing when 'sitting alone with others' in the calming atmosphere of the temple. What do you have to lose except maybe some anxiety, even fear and a few bucks for a donation? Who knows, this may be your first real step along practicing the Eight-fold Path. ...

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1 week ago

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To take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and to vow to live according to the Five Precepts (panca sila) is to formally become a Buddhist. MWZ is hoping to hold such a ceremony in April 2019.

There are preliminary steps to be done before one makes such a commitment. If you have interest and wish to know what is involved, contact Hae Doh Sunim (abbot), haedoh@wowway.com and you will be forwarded such info. Feel free to contact sunim with any questions that arise. 🙏
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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.