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 a.m. to 6:50 a.m.

Tuesday: Open Sitting - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday: Class 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Open Sitting 7:30 to 9:00

 8:45 a.m. Samu (cleanup)
 9:00 a.m. Zazen/Kinhin (Dokusan available)
 9:30 a.m. Zazen Instruction
 10:40 a.m. Service
 11:00 a.m. Dharma talk
You are welcome to join Sunday sittings 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 3 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 pzc@prairiezen.org. The zazenkai for 2018 have yet to be scheduled. Check back for updates.


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The class is via skype at specific locations on Thursday evenings from 6:30 -7:15 PM Central Time.
Registration for class required, donation requested.
Please sign up by contacting pzc@prairiezen.org

Phone Schedule

Phone practice consultations and times are by prior arrangement.
Please email genmyo@prairiezen.org at least two days in advance to arrange appointment.
The Center is closed the day before and after sesshin and there are no phone hours on those days or during sesshin.

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 tornsue@aol.com or call (847)859-2433 for info and directions.

Norman Sangha

The Norman Zen Group meets Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 6:00 to 7:00 AM at Simply Yoga, 501 N Porter , Suite 130 (enter at rear of building), and Sundays from 9:30 to 10:45 at Ashtanga Yoga Studio, 120 E Tonhawa, Norman OK. All are welcome. Contact: Cindy Seishin Cuccia (405) 245-8970.

Oakmont Sangha

The Oakmont Zen Group meets Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:00pm in Oakmont, CA. All are welcome. For location and information, Contact: genmyo@prairiezen.org or Call - 217-721-9888

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 7:30pm the first evening and end at 12:00pm the last day followed by an informal lunch. At 6:00pm the first evening there is an orientation for first-time participants. Part time attendance is possible

    March 8th (Thu) to 11th (Sun)
    May 23 (Wed) to 28th (Mon - Memorial Day)

PZC E-Mail - pzc@prairiezen.org