Great Plains Zen Center

Palatine Township, IL

The Great Plains Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple and community with locations in both the northwest suburbs of Chicago and southern Wisconsin. We are part of the White Plum Asanga, a worldwide network of Zen centers established by Taizan Maezumi Roshi and his Dharma Successors. Our teacher is Susan Myoyu Andersen, Roshi, one of Maezumi Roshi's twelve original Dharma successors. The Great Plains Zen Center's retreat center and main facility, Myoshinji (Subtle Mind Temple) is located near the town of Monroe in rural Green County, Wisconsin. Great Plains Zen Center is also active in the Chicago area, with regular zazen and other events at Countryside Church in Palatine, Illinois.
Upcoming Retreats

honoring the way of zazen 3-day sesshin
4 days · October 17 2019-October 20 2019

3 days · November 22 2019-November 24 2019

five-day rohatsu sesshin
6 days · December 03 2019-December 08 2019


Weekly Meditations