The Gateless Gate Zen Center

Beginning Monday, July 6th 2015, the GGZC will be practicing permanently at the Gainesville Retreat Center.  The GRC is a wonderful gift to the area provided by Shana Smith and her family, and the main building itself features a beautiful Dharma Hall, very conducive for beginning meditators, and those experienced alike.  We are very grateful to the GRC for providing such a great opportunity and a new home, for both our sangha and anyone who would like to join us.  Please see the directions page for the location of the center, and contact us at 803-260-7077 if you have any questions at all.

Located in Gainesville, Florida, the Gateless Gate Zen Center is a group dedicated to providing North Central Florida with an opportunity to learn, practice, and integrate Zen Buddhism into their lives.  Anyone is welcome to attend our weekly practice every Monday evening, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.  We practice under the Kwan Um School of Zen tradition.


 Zen Master Seung Sahn

Founding Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen


Ken Kessel Ken Kessel, JDPSN

Guiding Teacher of the Gateless Gate Zen Center