Bernie Glassman Memorial Sesshin

The November, 2018 sesshin at Prairie Zen Center was dedicated to the life and teaching
of Bernie Glassman (1939-2018) who died on November 4th.

Dharma Transmission

In the Valley of the Moon, Santa Rosa, CA on May 20, 2018 Genmyo gave Dharma Transmission
to Brenda Chiko Beck Hess. Chiko lives in Prescott AZ and is a medical doctor at the VA hospital
and leads a small sitting group. May this alleviate suffering for all beings and nurture compassionate action.

25th Anniversary

The Labor Day sesshin ended with a 25 year anniversary celebration of PZCs inception.
There is an online commemorative booklet created for the event which is available via this link.


Several times a year, PZC holds a one-day practice retreat, or zazenkai (“coming together for meditation”).
The day begins at 9:00 a.m., ends at 4:00 p.m., and includes periods of sitting and walking meditation,
a dharma talk, daisan (private meeting with a teacher) and a potluck lunch.
Donations to the Center are appreciated. All are welcome to attend, including non-members. If you wish to attend all or part of the day, please email

Zazenkai dates for 2019:
  Saturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  Saturday, October, 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday Evening Class

Text and start date of new class to be determined.
Class is conducted via Skype at specific locations. Registration is required; donation requested.
Please register by contacting

Board Meeting
  Saturday, April 20, 4:00pm
  Saturday, June 15, 4:00pm
  Saturday, October 12, 4:00pm


Bodhi Day Potluck
Saturday, December 7, 4:00pm