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.): Sitting 6:00 to 6:50 a.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Sitting 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

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

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

 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 next zazenkai will be April 14th.


The next class will begin on April 12, 2018.
Text: The Empty Valley Collection, Volume 1, translated by Thomas Cleary
Time: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Class is conducted via Skype at specific locations. Registration is required; donation requested.
Please register by contacting pzc@prairiezen.org.

Day of Zen in Homewood, IL

Mushin will visit the Insight Awareness Center for a day of practice on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
For information visit http://www.insightawareness.com/courses-events/day-of-zen/

Phone Schedule

Phone practice consultations are by prior arrangement.
Please email genmyo@prairiezen.org at least two 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 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 7:30 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 23 (Wed) to 28 (Mon - Memorial Day)
    July 12 (Thu) to 15 (Sun)
    Aug 29 (Weds) to Sept. 3 (Mon - Labor Day)

PZC E-Mail - pzc@prairiezen.org