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, April 3rd through April 24th, 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 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 transformation of...

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Mini Meditation Retreat

December 15, 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 given to...

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Selves in a Box Workshop

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 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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