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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The memorial service for Rev. Bup Ahn Brian Miessner, former Guiding Teacher of Bodhi Mind Zen in Saginaw, MI, will be held Saturday January 27 at First Congregational Church of Saginaw beginning at 2:00 PM. The church's address is 403 S. Jefferson Ave., 48607. We encourage your presence to honor the life and ongoing journey of Rev. Bup Ahn. ...

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Retreat night, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Friday January 19 is soon here. You are invited to step away from the daily grind, and relax into your meditation in the temple. A suggested fee of $10.00 includes tea and snacks.

Everyone who has had some meditation experience is encouraged to come, deepen their practice.
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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.