Welcome to Prairie Zen Center


Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, first Dharma Heir of Charlotte Joko Beck
and co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School. Our schedule includes weekly sittings,
periodic workshops, and sesshin six times a year.


LocationPZC

PZC is located at 515 S. Prospect
(N.W. Corner of Green and Prospect)
in Champaign, Illinois. This view is
from the driveway entrance off Green.
For maps and directions, go HERE


Teachings

These pages include Dharma talks in audio and text formats, the current newsletter and links to other sites. Please consider making a donation to PZC so that we may continue to provide these resources.


keep it simple

The Poem, "Life and Death", that Genmyo read during a Dharma Talk at the November sesshin is posted on the Dharma Text page.

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The January sesshin begins the evening of Wednesday, the 14th and ends midday on Monday, the 19th.

Read More

Genmyo has an article titled "On Being Spacious" on the Watkins Books website.

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There is a 2 minute video of Joko on YouTube in which she describes practice.

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