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.
Forms of Zen Practice
Our tradition has three major forms of Zen practice: bowing, chanting, and sitting meditation.The forms are very simple, and once you’ve seen them it is easy to follow along. In the dharma room, these forms are done in unison. Our practice supports everyone else’s practice. We bow in the same rhythm. We chant together. We sit in silence until the end of each sitting period. Most important is that whatever practice you are doing, that is exactly what you are doing. When you bow, just bow. When you chant, just chant. When you sit, just sit. That’s all.