Covid Update: As of July 11th, 2021 masks will not be required in the temple if vaccinated.

Three-Hour Mini Retreats

We typically hold our mini-retreats on the third Friday of each month from 7-10PM. As of right now the retreats are on hold and we will notify when they begin again.

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.

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 for chanting, meditation, and a Dharma talk.

Tuesday Night Sitting

Every Tuesday evening from 7-8PM we practice Zen meditation. One 45-minute sitting will commence with an evening chant. Some experience with meditation is suggested. Note: This public meditation used to be offered Thursday however the Temple is not open for sittings Thursday night.

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 development of our Zen garden, still to be worked on some more; courtesy of Rev. Bup Heng Alex Coe, Shin Gyo Les Brown, and Ven. Bup Woo Timothy Sheehy. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you couldn't make it, see a recording of today's Dharma talk on YouTube or download our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Thanks for listening! 🙏youtu.be/K-E3-NUXqCwanchor.fm/muddy-water-zen/episodes/Your-Face-Before-Your-Mother-Was-Born--Su-Gyo-Bup-Heng-e178oa7 ... See MoreSee Less
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Learn about us

What is Buddhism
 
What is Buddhism
Learn about Buddhism and Zen
Dharma Teachers
 
Dharma Teachers
Meet the individuals that help guide us on our path
Services, Classes and Events
 
Services, Classes and Events
Learn about our services and the classes we offer
Learn about meditation
 
Learn about meditation
Learn about the purpose for meditation in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions.
Resources
 
Resources
Selected Readings, MWZ Chant Book and other resources
Keep in Touch
 
Keep in Touch
Contact information, location and email list

Looking to stay in touch?

Whether you are a member of the temple, frequent visitor or just someone interested in us, there are several ways to keep in touch! Friend us on Facebook Join our mailing list Find our location, email and phone number on our contact page

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.