Weekly Meditation

Regular group meditation is an important part of Zen practice. At Open Mind Zen, we offer sitting meditation for members on Wednesday at noon and 7 pm, Saturday at 10 am, and Sunday from 8:30 to 9:40 am and 10 am to 11:30 am (with Dharma Talk).


One-day retreats are a great way to go deeper into meditation practice without taking too much time out of one’s busy schedule. Every month we offer a one-day retreat, with rotating themes and emphasis. All mini-retreats begin at 10 am and to until 4 pm on the last Saturday of the month. Cost is $35 for non OMZ members, $25 for members. Several times a year, we schedule longer (normally 3 day) retreats at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian Florida. These are residential retreats in a beautiful, rural setting. Periodically, we have retreats in Costa Rica or other foreign locales.

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Course for Busy People

Four Week Course, Wednesdays, May 9th through May 30th Discover and practice simple meditation techniques that can help you relieve stress and gain insight into your life, work and relationships. Taught by Sensei Al Rapaport, $45. Contact us for more information and...

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Zen Residential Retreat – Silence and Nonduality

At Kashi Ashram, Sebastian Florida, April 6 through 8, 2018 Zen Meditation is a powerful antidote to the over activity of a mind burdened by the constant information overload of modern communication. This retreat will focus on how silence and insight can bring a...

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Mini Meditation Retreat

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm One day mini-retreats are a great way for busy people to experience what multiple periods of meditation over the course of a day can do to help us relax and restore body and mind. Cost is only $25 and instruction will be...

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Zen Dialogue Training for Psychotherapists

Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14th, 9 am to 5 pm. 16 CEUs offered for this program. Zen Dialogue is a powerful method of working with various "voices" or aspects of the Self. Check back for more information on this innovative training program.

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Direct Awakening – The Pathless Path

Saturday, March 24th, 10 am to 5 pm. The way of Direct Awakening, the essence of the Tibetan teachings of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, is based on awareness recognizing its own nature. This is when awareness, no longer seeking after concepts or objects, wakes up to itself...

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Zen Breathwork Intensive

Saturday, February 24th, 11 am to about 1 pm. In the Yoga Sutras there are references to the Kundala, or serpent energy, which lies dormant at the base of the spine. When this energy is liberated, it travels up the spine through the chakras (or nerve plexes) of the...

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