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 offer mindfulness meditation as well as traditional Zen training, including koan study. We also understand that the body is
a vehicle on the path and incorporate various forms of physical practice as a path to awakening. Our lineage dates back over 2,500
years to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In Zen, the “beginner’s mind” is most precious, so beginners are welcome to join us at any time. Experienced meditators from all traditions are also welcome to drop in to any offering.

Coming up at OMZN!

Events Cancellation – Friday 9/6 & Sunday 9/8

Due to the community being on retreat this weekend, the following events are cancelled: Friday, Sept. 6 th @ 12 pm: Zen Fundamentals Sunday, Sept. 8th @ 10 am: Formal Sitting We will resume the usual schedule on Sept. 9th. Thank you for your understanding

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Special Events – Saturday 8/31 & Sunday 9/1 – CANCELLED

SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENTS AT OPEN MIND ZEN NAPLES SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2019  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN. It will be rescheduled in the near future. We are happy to announce that  Dave “Jitsusan” Vititoe, an Open...

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Open Mind Zen Naples Retreat

OPEN MIND ZEN NAPLES - FALL RETREAT “Bankei’s Unborn Buddha Mind” September 5 - 8, 2019 The Franciscan Center  - 3010 N. Perry Avenue, Tampa, FL  33603-5345 A few spots left! Registration Deadline: August 15th.Please join the Open Mind...

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