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.

Upcoming Events

Guided Meditation with Group Discussion

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.

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$10 suggested donation

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


121 S. Maple Ave, Ames, Iowa

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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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 4:55pm

Yoga as we know it today was originally developed to facilitate deeper meditative qualities.  Integral Yoga was developed by Swami Satchidanda and embraces the following:

Karma Yoga – Selfless Service

Jnana Yoga – Inquiry into the mind

Raja Yoga – Meditation

Hatha Yoga – Physical postures

Bhakti Yoga – Devotion to the Supreme

Japa Yoga – Repetition of mantra

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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Longer Retreats

1st and 3rd Saturdays of Each Month


Next retreat:

May 21st, 1:30 – 4:30pm 2022

Pure Land of Iowa


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

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