Welcome to the Indianapolis Zen Center
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        How Do I Begin
        Membership Info
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        Practice Schedule

    Upcoming Events and Retreats

    Kwan Um School
       About Kwan Um
    Zen Buddhism
        What is Zen
        How to Meditate


One Day Retreat

Sunday, October 9th

9 am - 3:30 pm

Fee: $20

Includes lunch

A one day retreat is a good way to start retreat practice. 

Click here for a registration form



Work Practice:  Every Saturday morning, 10am - noon.


Residential Practice Openings

The Zen Center has 1 opening for residential practice.

If you are interested in living and practicing at the Zen Center contact our director at director@indyzen.org or 317-921-9902



The Indianapolis Zen Center offers the practice of Zen Buddhism, in a traditional lineage, to central Indiana. Our programs include Foundations of Zen classes, retreats with authentic teachers, public dharma talks, cultural presentations and a weekly schedule of practice sessions. These activities are designed to support and inspire our efforts to perceive our true nature. The Indianapolis Zen Center is a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, an international organization founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West. Our center was founded in 1991. Our Guiding Teacher is Lincoln Rhodes, JDPSN, one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's earliest students in the United States.

We have several upcoming events including introductory courses, retreats and dharma talks. For more information about those events click on Upcoming Events in the menu on the left. You can also feel free to visit us during any of our regularly scheduled practices.  If you are new to Zen practice we recommend a short orientation on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. To view our practice schedule just click on Practice Schedule in the menu on the left.