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.

OMZN HAS CANCELLED ALL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CHECK OUR WEEKLY MEDIATION SCHEDULE FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS.

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 www.franciscancentertampa.org A few spots left! Registration Deadline: August 15th.Please join the Open Mind...

Zazenkai: Day of Meditation.

Zazenkai means "coming together for meditation."  This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support of experienced teachers and a like-minded community. This month, we will focus on the precepts, the vows one takes when he or she...

Coming up at OMZN!

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...

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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...

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Zazenkai. Day of Meditation – Second Sunday of Each Month

Second Sunday of each month, 10 am to 3 pm. December 8th 2019 , January 5th 2020, February 9th 2020. 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...

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