In response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, Zen River Sangha is temporarily ceasing in-person services and meditations effective immediately.
Zen River Sangha follows the Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition and is affiliated with the Hollow Bones Rinzai Order. Practicing in Appleton, Wisconsin, this sangha gives instruction in Zen Buddhist philosophy and practice.
We offer weekly practice on Thursdays and Saturdays, which includes a sutra service, zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), daisan (private interview with a teacher), and a dharma talk.
This sangha strives to bring into being a harmonious and loving world through the practice of meditative, compassionate awareness and mindful stewardship.
Additionally, we endeavor to create a community of purposeful inclusion and mutual respect that comes together for the purpose of meditation, dharma study, and the support of a practicing sangha. To these ends, we welcome all beings of all ages, educational and socioeconomic statuses, political perspectives, racial and cultural identities and backgrounds, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, sexual and affectional orientations, religious beliefs and backgrounds, marital statuses, family structures, ex offender statuses, and mental and physical health and ability.
Join us in awakening our hearts and minds.