Welcome to PZC
The Prairie Zen Center is located in Champaign, Illinois. Our
resident 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.
The next sesshin begins the evening of January 15th and ends at Noon on the 20th. For info and registration see Schedules/Sesshin
The regular weekly schedule will be suspended from December 17th through January 4th
Genmyo has an article titled "On Being Spacious" on the Watkins Books website which can be viewed HERE
There is a 2 minute YouTube video of Joko describing practice which can be viewed HERE
Newcomers are welcome to attend any scheduled sittings. Generally, we encourage newcomers who have never practiced Zen to attend zazen instruction held most Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. (see Schedules / Weekly Practice)
|Genmyo's latest book, "Everything is the Way: Ordinary Mind
Zen", is published by Shambhala and is available
HERE, elsewhere on the WEB, at your local bookstore and at PZC.
He gave an interview about the book for the Sweeping Zen website which can be heard HERE.
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