Welcome to Great Plains Zen Center
Welcome to Great Plains Zen Center

We practice Zen Buddhism as a supportive community, open to all.

Our vision is to end suffering by continuously raising
the heart of wisdom and compassion.

Training Programs
Training Programs

There are so many ways to start your practice at Great Plains Zen Center.  From workshops to courses and retreats to serving the community, you are sure to find your opening to a tradition that will transform your understanding of yourself and the world.

Locations
Locations

Great Plains Zen Center has locations and affiliate sites in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Beginning a Practice
Beginning a Practice

We understand that when you’re starting out on the Zen path, you are likely to have a lot of questions.  At GPZC we offer support each step of the way.

Engaged Buddhism
Engaged Buddhism

Great Plains Zen Center is committed to serving all through education, advocacy, and action in partnership with community organizations.

Donations
Donations

Great Plains Zen Center is dependent upon the donations of its students.

Please consider a gift to help support our mission to spread the Buddhadharma.

GPZC News

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Read GPZC’s April 2024 Newsletter

Included in this newsletter:   Buddha's Birthday, April 7 Drawing Inspiration from the Sacred Sites of Buddha's Life Honoring the... Read More "Read GPZC’s April 2024 Newsletter"

In My Name, I Want No Vengeance

[Cover photo by Buddy Poland]     "In My Name, I Want No Vengeance"  - Michal Halev, mother of Laor... Read More "In My Name, I Want No Vengeance"

GPZC’s Current COVID Policy

The following  COVID precautions are in effect as of May 25 2023: Anyone attending a retreat in person is required... Read More "GPZC’s Current COVID Policy"