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

*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

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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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

Integral Yoga

*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 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

Half Day, Full Day and Overnight

Upcoming retreats:

  • August 6th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

           Quaker Meeting

  • August 20th, 1:30-4:30pm

         Pure Land of Iowa

  • August 26th – 28th

          Nebraska Zen Center

  • September 3rd, 10am – 4pm

          Pure Land of Iowa

  • September 15th – 17th

           Nebraska Zen Center

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

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