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Introduction to Zazen

  • Madison Zen Dojo 2540 East Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Introduction to Zazen (seated meditation)

Description: Are you new (or returning) to meditation and want to learn the fundamentals? This two-hour “crash course” will introduce you to Rinzai Zen seated meditation. You will learn:

  • the physical fundamentals: how to sit, what to do with your hands, your breath, and your attention

  • what to do when distractions arise (because they will)

  • responses to students’ most often asked questions

When: This course is offered the following Sundays in Fall 2019 from 7-9 pm.

September: 8, 22

October: 6, 20

November: 3, 17

** Classes start promptly at 7 pm; we recommend you arrive by 6:50 pm.

What to bring: Yourself! Cushions and materials are provided.

Donations: The Dojo is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization powered by contributions. Participants are encouraged to leave a donation of $10-20 for the class.

Questions: If you have additional questions, please email

Earlier Event: September 8
Introduction to Kado
Later Event: September 12
Zen Leader Master Class