Prairie Mountain Zen Center welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. We seek to make Zen practice available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We recognize that the practice of sitting quietly with yourself, surrounded and supported by others doing the same, can benefit everyone. In our practice, we value both our differences and what we share.
Tuesday Evening Fort Collins In-Person Practice
Tuesday Evenings sittings are at Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Collins. This event is not online and all are welcome on a drop in basis.
The entrance is from the parking lot on the north side of the Church. Enter from Prospect Ave.
6:15 - 8:00 pm MT - Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Collins
Thursday Evening Class: The Heart Sutra
Starting January 26 (6:30pm MT zazen, 7:00pm MT class), this 6-week class by Reverend Chikyo Ryunin Ewan Magie will study the foundational elements of the Buddha Way as expressed in the Great Wisdom Beyond Wisdom Heart Sutra.
The Heart Sutra is one of the fundamental texts in Zen Buddhism, chanted daily at many services around the world. Central to the Emptiness Teachings in Mahayana Buddhism, it is also one of the most puzzling of all Buddhist texts, presenting a series of negative assertions that appear to negate the Buddha’s teachings altogether. With study and practice, gradually we will come to understand the sutra as a profound guide to the practice and awakening at the heart of the Bodhistattva Way.
One 30-minute sitting with a 10 minute break followed by presentation and group discussion.
6:30 - 7:45 pm MT. Zoom link