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Tuesday Night @ 7 | 2 Sits and a Kōan

When, if ever, is it ok to cut up at cat to clear the air?

Tonight’s Kōan discussion comes to you in three parts. The original text, Dogen’s spin on it, and its application in a modern day temple. See if I can pull this off or if I flub it up! I’m bringing cashews and pecan sandies too!


Saturday  Morning@ 9am | 3 Sits and the Heart Sutra Service

Three 25 minutes rounds of Whole Hearted Sitting and a Sutra that sums up what it’s (not) all about. Come sit through the conundrum with us! Especially if you are planning to join us for the Easter Retreat.


Intro to Zen Meditation Class this Saturday at 11 am!

It’s the first Saturday of the month! That means it’s time for another Zen 101 class!

Get the downlow on Dogen. Find out what’s the Big Deal about Buddha. Figure out why we sit on our buns all day. Ask as many questions as you can carry in your head and get first-class Zen meditation instruction from our own Nyoze Nat Brown.

Suggested donation is $10 and you can register simply by telling us to expect you: Please Email info@nashvillezencenter.org


Nashville Secular Meditation sitting this Sunday at 9am.

If you get through the class and think “this Buddhism business might not be for me but these sits are all right”, the checkout Nashville Secular Meditation. No bells, no Buddha, just sits.



I promised you dets and now I’ve *finally* delivered.

Please check out this link for details and registration for our annual Easter Retreat:



Here’s the Highlights

Dates: Good Friday, April 14th until Easter Sunday, April 16th

Where: Good Ol’ Penuel Ridge in Beautiful Ashland City, TN (35 minutes from downtown Nash).

Cost: $80 per day or $240 for all the three days.

Teaching: Taiun Michael Elliston, Roshi, our guiding teacher.

Why: Because it’s pretty out there, we’d love to see you, I’m cooking tasty food, and sitting is good for what ails you.



(ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧ ~ Steph

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