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. PZC's practice leader is Ed Mushin Russell, Dharma Heir of Genmyo. 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 of Green.
Maps and directions

 Full vaccinations for COVID are required for attendance at the Center. Online attendance via Zoom will continue to be available.


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

"Ordinary Life, Wonderous Life" by Genmyo is freely available in PDF format. For info, visit the Books page

Books

PZC may reopen for the next sesshin. This will depend on conditions as we get nearer to the date which will be late May.

Sesshin

PZC offers Zoom connectivity for our weekly practice sessions and sesshin. For info visit the Schedules page

Schedules

Audio and video recordings of Genmyo's Dharma talks are available via the Dharma page.

Dharma