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.
View our New Meditation Schedule online.
Coming up at OMZN!
We are pleased to announce the opening of our Virtual Zendo! Due to the state of the pandemic with Coronavirus COVID-19, we have switched all our activities online. Please join us to practice.View Weekly MeditationSchedule.
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