Open Mind Zen Naples
is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering donation-based meditation and yoga to the Naples community. Zen is a Japanese word meaning “meditation.” At Open Mind Zen, meditation is the heart of our practice. We believe that the core of Zen Practice is realization and actualization of Awakened Mind in everyday life and have found that various methods foster this journey.
In Open Mind Zen practice the student uses his or her own life experience as the laboratory to engage in the experiment of spirituality. This includes working with the mind, body and spirit to see the oneness of all aspects of the Self for a complete experience of freedom and awakening.
We use simple techniques that have been used for thousands of years. We offer mindfulness meditation as well as traditional Zen training, including koan study. We also understand that the body is a vehicle on the path, so we incorporate modern forms of yoga. We are part of an unbroken lineage dating back to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, over 2500 years ago. We invite you to join us! Beginners and experienced meditators are always welcome to drop in to any offering.
Coming up at OMZ!
We are honored to host a series of yoga workshops taught by Wendy Campbell, President and Founder of Survive and Thrive. Survive and Thrive is an organization dedicated to empowering cancer survivors through accessible yoga and mindfulness practices. These workshops...read more
Saturday, February 24th, 10 am to noon. Suggested donation: $25 for Nonmembers. $20 for OMZ members and students. Space is limited. Please register below. This series of workshops has become an Open Mind Zen favorite! Interactive, educational, and inspiring! The...read more
Zazenkai, Full Day of Meditation First Saturday of each month December 2nd, January 6th, etc. 9 am to 3:30 pm Suggested Donation: $35 Members: $25 In Zen, spending extended periods of time immersed in silent practice is viewed as an...read more