Weekly Monday Evening Practice
6:30pm - 8:00pm
1899 NE 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
Beginners and newcomers are welcome to arrive early for a brief introduction to Zen meditation and practice, as well as the Kwan Um School of Zen tradition.
Donations are greatly appreciated, but are unnecessary to attend.
Please call 352-614-0512 if you have any questions or comments.
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This past weekend, on April 1st, a transmission ceremony was held for our Guiding Teacher Ken Kessel, JDPSN, in recognition of a several decades-long commitment to teaching, practice, service, and immense compassion for all beings. After transmission, Ken Kessel received … Continue reading
Beginning on Monday, January 2nd, the Gateless Gate Zen Center will be moving evening practice to a new location, and also beginning practice at a new time. Practice will be held every Monday evening from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Beginners and … Continue reading
Monthly Half-day Retreat A half-day retreat is held on the last Saturday of every month. Beginners and newcomers are always welcome and are encouraged to arrive between 9:30am – 9:45am for a brief introduction to Zen practice. Attendance is free, but … Continue reading
The long sit for the month of February will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 10am – 3pm. Due to retreat in progress at the Gainesville Retreat Center, the long sit will not be held at the GRC. Please call … Continue reading
December 31st at 7pm – January 1 at 12:15am We will have a special evening long sit through midnight this upcoming New Year’s Eve. While the final format will be posted very soon, the event will tentatively consist of: … Continue reading
The Orlando Zen Center will be hosting a YMJJ, 3-day retreat, November 5th – 8th. The retreat will take place at the Gainesville Retreat Center. For more information, and to register, please see the link below. Orlando Zen Center YMJJ … Continue reading
We will be having a long sit on Sunday, October 4th (as we do the first Sunday of every month) and anyone if welcome to attend… and bring cake! The long sit schedule is located on the website, … Continue reading
It seems that many may have benefitted from delaying the start of practice by 15 minutes, and we hope that it has not made it harder for some to attend practice. Since practice will end at 8:15pm, rather than 8:00pm, … Continue reading