The Zen Center conducts Introduction to Zen Practice workshops monthly throughout the year. These workshops provide practitioners with basic, practical information on how to meditate, how to establish regular home and daily Zen practice, the aims of practice, and what opportunities for additional or more advanced practice are offered. Attendance at an introductory workshop is required of anyone who would like to become a member of the Great Plains Zen Center.

Please check our calendar for upcoming workshops.

Workshops are half-day events (8:30 to 11:30 AM) and are held at both the Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church in Palatine, Illinois and at Myoshinji in Monroe, Wisconsin. An optional, informal lunch is provided in Palatine. First-time workshop participants are asked to make a $25 donation. (Students and seniors only pay $15, and there is no charge for repeating the workshop!) Please wear dark, loose-fitting clothes for workshop. For comfort and decorum, we ask that participants refrain from wearing shorts and jeans. Sweatpants or other comfortable, soft pants are preferred.