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, January 31st to February 21st 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...

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Zen Residential Retreat

At Kashi Ashram, Sebastian Florida, April 6 through 8, 2018 As the pace of life quickens due to huge amounts of information and social media, retreat time is especially important to ground ourselves, de-stress and go deeper into our meditation practice. Kashi Ashram,...

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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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New for 2018

Check back for new programs this year, join our email list for monthly updates, or check us out on Facebook at Open Mind Zen.

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Zen Dialogue Workshop

Open Mind Zen Naples, FL, 10 am to 5 pm. Zen Dialogue is a method of opening a relationship with various parts of the Self that are disowned, as well as those that we are aware of but not clear about. This simple dialogue method helps us get in touch with the reasons...

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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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