About Our Locations
Great Plains Zen Center holds regular services and other events at locations in Palatine, Illinois and Monroe, Wisconsin. Click the links below for maps and driving directions.
W7762 Falk Rd. Monroe, WI 53566
Myoshinji is our “home base” and retreat center located on nearly 3 acres of meadows and woods in rural Green County, Wisconsin. GPZC holds all sesshin, zazenkai and month-long intensive periods at Myoshinji. In addition to retreats, there is daily sitting 4 days per week, monthly introductory workshops and periodic special events, classes and intensive training periods.
Situated on approximately 3 acres, Myoshinji overlooks meadows and trees, pathways, and a Jizo garden. At the present time, the living quarters have been remodeled and updated to comfortably accommodate sesshin and zazenkai participants. Handicapped accommodations are available. Recent improvements to our facilities include a new roof, new wood flooring in our zendo, and raised gardens.
We hope you will join us for one of our many retreats this year at Myoshinji. You may also be interested in attending the Saturday Morning Zen program, held each week from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Usually hosted by the abbess of the temple, Susan Myoyu Andersen, Roshi, this program offers opportunities to learn Zen meditation (zazen), receive individual instruction from a Zen teacher, and participate in monastery work. New and experienced practitioners are welcome. Come as you are—there is no need to pre-register.
You are also welcome to join us for early morning and evening zazen, offered several times a week. For a full list of events at the temple, please see our calendar.
Directions from the Chicago area to Myoshinji in Monroe, WI.
1025 N. Smith St. Palatine, IL 60067
Our Palatine, Illinois location offers zazen on Sunday nights with monthly talks and introductory workshops and periodic special events.
Countryside Church is conveniently located near several major routes, including Northwest Highway (US-14), Rand Road (Route 12) and Route 53.
Directions from the city of Chicago.