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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We ask that you please hold the name of our Shin Myo Michelle (Miki) LeMoine in awareness and mindful prayer. A relapse of increased fluid in her lungs with challenged breathing has necessitated changes in meds and a new level of uncertainty. May Medicine Buddha surround and touch her with healing energy, may she experience calming presence. Om Bhaisajye Bhaisajye Bhaisajye samudgate svaha! 🙏🙏🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Events this week:Tuesday September 27th: Diamond Sutra Study. Please bring a translation of The Diamond Sutra. If you missed last week's meeting, that is ok! We are focusing on chapter one. Starts at 7:30Thursday September 29th: Usual Thursday night meditation starting at 7:30Any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out ... 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.