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.

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT OMZN!!

OMZN HAS A NEW HOME AT PRACTICE YOGA IN NORTH NAPLES LOCATED AT 5926 PREMIER WAY, SUITE 128, NAPLES, FL 34109

IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES BEGIN AT 5:30 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2021! PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST IN-PERSON GATHERING

UNTIL THEN, CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY MEDIATION SCHEDULE FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS.

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...

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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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