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OPEN LAND SANGHA
Zen meditation center
 

We are a small, welcoming Zen community located in the Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN-West Fargo, ND area led by an experienced lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition.  We currently hold in person weekly meditation and occasional weekend practice periods at our Downtown Moorhead, MN location and by zoom.

Here in the Northern Great Plains, we are fortunate to have the gift of ever-changing nature in all its intensity and majesty.  Winds frequently blow over the open land and offer us a teaching from the Buddha, who said:  "Different winds come from all directions.  Some are clear, some carry dust, some are cold or hot,  fierce gales or gentle breezes.  In the same way, sensations arise in the body--pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.  When a meditator sees sensations as the wind, coming and going, clear or dust laden, fierce or gentle, the meditator will fully understand them and be free from dependence on them.  When sensations are understood, the meditator will see beyond the conditioned world."

(From the Samyutta Nikaya)

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Weekly Meditation

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm central time (zoom only)

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm central time (hybrid in-person and zoom)

Fridays 7:00-8:00am central time (zoom only) second and fourth week of the month