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.

Zendo Schedule

All sittings are at 515 S. Prospect, Champaign (NW corner of Green and Prospect). All times are Central Time.

Weekly Schedule

Weekdays (Mon.-Fri.): 6:00 to 6:35 AM

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 5:15 to 5:45 PM

Thursday: Class 6:30 to 7:15 PM

Sunday Morning:
Sanzen (interview with teacher) available
 9:00 Zazen/Kinhin
 9:30 Zazen Instruction
 10:40 Service
 11:00 Dharma talk
You are welcome to join Sunday mornings at the beginning of any sitting period. Zazen instruction is available at 9:30 a.m. During sesshin, the regular schedule is suspended.


PZC holds several one day practice periods each year. They are on Saturdays from 9:00am until 4:00pm with a pot luck lunch from Noon until 1:30. The day includes sitting and walking meditation periods, a Dharma talk and private meetings with a teacher. All are welcome to attend, including non-members. Donations to the Center are appreciated. For information email
Zazenkai Dates:
  June 15, 9 AM - 4 PM
  October, 12 9 AM - 4 PM


The next class will begin in April. Check back here for dates and text selection.

Phone Schedule

Phone practice consultations are by prior arrangement.
Please email at least three days in advance for appointment and confirmation.

Evanston Sangha

The Zen Group of Evanston meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the home of Sue Museki Sommers. Everyone is welcome. Email or call (847)859-2433 for info and directions.

Springfield Sangha

The Sangamon Zen Group meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 Woodside Road in Springfield. All are welcome. Contact: Ed Mushin Russell (217)528-4834.

Sesshin Schedule

The following is our schedule for upcoming sesshin. Except as noted, all sesshin begin at 7:30 pm the first evening and end at 12:00 noon the last day followed by an informal lunch. At 6:00 pm the first evening there is an orientation for first-time participants. Part time attendance is possible.

    May 22 (Wed) to 27 (Mon - Memorial Day)
   July 11 (Thu) to 17 (Sun)
   August 28 (Wed) to September 2 (Mon - Labor Day)

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