Contact Us

Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
3343 East Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-822-5313
info@mnzencenter.org

Open Hours

The Center is open during regularly scheduled programming and for classes and events. Daily meditation is suspended when retreats are in progress, except for the Sunday morning schedule, which takes place as ususal during retreats. See the links below for more information.
Daily Meditation Schedule
Class, Retreat, and Event Calendar

In 2012 MZMC will be closed on January 1, May 28, July 4, September 3, November 22, and December 25 through January 1, 2013. These closings may not affect Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery or programming by groups who rent the facility. Check with the faciliator of the group for more detailed information.

Please contact the office if you would like to set up a meeting with one of our teachers or the administrator.

Register for Classes and Events

You may register for an event by using our on-line registration links, located after the description of each event, or by contacting the MZMC office.

If you do not register on-line, please include the following when you contact the office:

  • your name
  • the class or event you are interested in attending
  • your contact information (e-mail address and phone number are preferred)
  • payment at least one week ahead of time, unless otherwise specified in the description of the event, to secure your registration

Fees will be fully refunded if a participant cancels one week in advance of the class or event.

Members of other Zen Centers in the Twin Cities pay the same rate as MZMC members.

Information about Retreats at MZMC

Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the start time to find a spot in the zendo, be aware of any job assignments that might affect you, and settle in before we start. There will be a brief orientation after the first period of zazen to cover the retreat logistics.

  • If you plan to spend the nights at MZMC, bring a sleeping bag.
  • If you have any severe dietary restrictions, notify us if you haven't already.

Dress for traditional sesshin is formal for priests, and casual for laypeople. For contemporary retreats, casual is fine for everyone. Comfortable. Looser clothing is usually best.

As always at MZMC, clothing with darker, muted tones is preferred. Avoid clothing with lettering or images, and avoid shorts or short skirts. Please also avoid perfume, aftershave, cologne, or heavily scented products to be mindful of those who are chemically sensitive.

Facility Rental

We are fortunate to have a beautiful, serene location on the east side of Lake Calhoun and rent our facility when we have openings in our programming schedule. We do this on a case-by-case basis; please contact the office if you would like more information.

Our mission is to help people experience a deep and quiet joy – a joy that arises whenever we are fully engaged in the work or play of this moment.