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!
All things in life can be seen to fall within the categories of energy, space and consciousness. Understanding how all three interact on an internal and external level can allow us to become free from stress, anxiety and suffering. In this workshop we’ll focus on...
2020 Ango: Cooking The Supreme Meal. In today’s modern world, “2020” is synonymous with clear vision. A traditional way of generating clarity in our lives is participating in Ango. Ango is a traditional practice period where those engaged step up their practice for a...
Sunday December 8th - 10 am to 3 pm In Zen practice, extended periods of immersion in meditation are seen as essential along the path. Zazenkai means “coming together for meditation.” This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support...