Please join us for any of the upcoming events.  No previous experience is necessary.  All body types, ages, genders, persuasions, and cultural backgrounds are welcome regardless of economic situation.

For those new to the practice of Zen meditation, consider contacting us for basic orientation.

Morning Meditation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

5:30 – 6:00am (Central Time Zone) Zazen

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Texts for Chanting

$5 suggested donation for online meditations

Guided Meditation with Group Discussion

*Now in person at Quaker Meeting

Located at:

121 S. Maple Avenue, Ames

Virtual option available.

thursdays, 7-8:00 pm

For many of us, sitting still and in silence is not relaxing, or may even trigger past trauma. Guided meditations are a gentle way of leading a practitioner through offering choices of where to place our attention. For examples of guided meditations, check these out, or come join us live.

Texts for Chanting

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$10 suggested donation

Yoga/Moving Mindfully

*Tuesdays are in person at Quaker Meeting (or online).

Location:  Quaker Meeting (Tuesdays only)

121 S. Maple Avenue, Ames, Iowa

If it’s your first time, or you have not joined in a while, please email Daishin prior to attending, as the schedule is subject to change.


Tuesdays* and Thursdays, 4 - 4:55pm

Yoga, a form of mindful movement, was originally developed to facilitate deeper meditative qualities. 

All body types and ages are welcome.

Yoga class donations appreciated.

Suggested donation $15 per class or $30 for 3-week session.

No one turned away for insufficient funds.

(Scholarships available, please inquire).

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Zazen with Book Discussion


Mondays, 6-7:30 pm

6:00 pm Zazen

6:25 Walking Meditation

6:35 Zazen

7:00 Shared reading and discussion

7:30 Closing

Texts for chanting


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Longer Retreats

Half Day, Full Day and Overnight

Upcoming retreats:

  • November 4th – 6th

           Nebraska Zen Center

  • December 3rd – 4th

           Pure Land of Iowa

  • December 9th – 11th

           Nebraska Zen Center

  • Beginning in January, 2023, every 3rd weekend of the month retreats will be held at the Nebraska Zen Center

Time and location changes.  We also offer opportunities for overnight retreats.    Please contact for more information.

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