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 Sunday from 10 am to 11:30 am (with Dharma Talk).  Other time periods are generally for members only – please contact us before attending for the first time so we can assess your meditation experience.


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

Zen Mindfulness for Busy People

Four Week Course, Wednesdays, September 11th - October 2nd, 2019 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...

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Zen Residential Retreat – Silence and Nonduality

At Kashi Ashram, Sebastian Florida, April 23-26, 2020 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, August 24th, 2019, 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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Selves in a Box Workshop

Saturday, Dates TBA, 1 pm to 5 pm Although we normally view ourselves as a unified whole, we are actually comprised of multiple inner aspects we can call selves or voices. These voices are constantly vying for our attention and often govern how we react, both...

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Zen Breathwork Facilitator Training

Level 1 – Working with Individuals Format: Completion of three Saturday workshops 7 hours each will result in Certification for Zen Breathwork Facilitator Level 1 and allow the practitioner to lead Zen Breathwork sessions with individuals. Students will be expected to...

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