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 Our December 2 2022 Newsletter

Read our December 2 2022 Newsletter Get information on our Rohatsu Sesshin Dec. 6-11. See the dates of all retreats... Read More "Read Our December 2 2022 Newsletter"

Rohatsu Sesshin, Dec. 6-11 includes Tokudo on Saturday

Rohatsu Sesshin   Our 2022 Rohatsu Sesshin takes place Tuesday night, December 6 through Sunday morning, December 11.  There will... Read More "Rohatsu Sesshin, Dec. 6-11 includes Tokudo on Saturday"

Shalom, Boozhoo, Ni Hao , ¡Hola!

An Interfaith Celebration for Families Dec. 3 from 11-3 Trinity Episcopal Church, 419 E. Court St., Janesville, WI   This... Read More "Shalom, Boozhoo, Ni Hao , ¡Hola!"

Morning Online Zazen Resumes with New Schedule

Online morning zazen continues every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 6 AM.  All are welcome - attend every morning... Read More "Morning Online Zazen Resumes with New Schedule"

Important Update in GPZC’s COVID Policy

Important Update in GPZC's COVID Policy GPZC has added a new testing requirement for all overnight events (sesshin or zazenkai). ... Read More "Important Update in GPZC’s COVID Policy"