2020 Ango: Cooking The Supreme Meal

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...

2019 Teacher’s Letter

Dear Sangha and Friends of Open Mind Zen Naples, As 2019 comes to a close, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all of our members, students, and friends that made this year such a meaningful one. Many stepped up this year to take on new roles and...

Zazenkai. Day of Meditation – Sunday December 8th

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...

This Saturday, November 23rd – Samu Practice

Now that our Zendo has been painted and repaired, it is time for it to be cleaned. In the spirit of on-going practice, we have scheduled a Samu Day this Saturday.  Samu (作務 ) in Japanese refers to physical work that is done with mindfulness as a simple, practical and...

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