Retreat Schedule

Half Days of Zen at Pure Land of Iowa, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Pure Land of Iowa is located at 8364 Hickman Rd, Clive, Iowa

“Zen Stone Soup”

* Special overnight retreat, May 18th, 1pm – May 19th, 11am

Description: In this overnight retreat we will explore every-minute Zen, experiencing each activity fully as our Zen practice. Explore Buddhist precepts and meditation Saturday afternoon. Bring items from your refrigerator to combine into our Zen stone soup for dinner Saturday. Practice the Zen idea of no-waste in food preparation, consumption and clean up. Deepen meditation practice Saturday evening. Sleep in the Pure Land temple and rise for another no-waste breakfast. End with a nature walk, meditation, discussion and closing ceremony in a carpooled trip to Walnut Woods State Park (weather permitting).

June 1st (with special guest teacher, Rev. Zuiko Redding of Cedar Rapids Zen Center)

There will be no June 15th retreat at Pure Land.

July 6th

July 20th

August 3rd

August 17th