Myoshinji Building Renovation Project

UPDATE: Our renovation project is now complete!
Click here to read more about our progress.

Dear Friends and Members of Great Plains Zen Center:

The meditation hall is the place that calls us to come, sit and awaken.

Since its inception over 20 years ago, the Great Plains Zen Center has been growing and evolving, offering a deeply-rooted Zen training curriculum and at the same time reaching out creatively to serve the diversity of those coming to the practice today. We continue to be committed to providing training for people of all ages and stages in practice and to keeping our facility welcoming and accessible for people who are differently abled. We seek to respect and care for the earth through our prairie restoration program, organic heirloom garden and wise use of energy resources. As a member of the Zen Peacemaker Order, we have joined with other community religious leaders to serve those in need in our community.

In recent years, our retreat attendance has grown, stretching the capacity of our Meditation Hall located in the main building. Our property was purchased with the intent of eventually converting the work building on the property into a meditation hall and the time has come to take this next step. Our main building will continue to provide primary space for many of the center’s functions, including lodging, meal preparation facilities, and flexible use of our current zendo room.

We are very grateful to all who have supported us in making this vision a reality. We hope that all contributors and all supporters of the Zen Center will come and see the new zendo in person.

With deep bows and appreciation,

Rev. Myoyu Andersen, Roshi
Guiding Teacher, Great Plains Zen Center