The Nashville Zen Center (bringing NoThing to Nashville since 1982) was founded in 1982 by people interested in Zen Buddhist practice.  Like each of us, our Center has no fixed Self, and has evolved and undergone many changes over the years.  Currently, we offer Zen practice in the Soto tradition (Japanese) in the lineage of Zengaku Soyu Matsuoka, Roshi.  Most sessions are led by disciples of Taiun Michael Elliston, Sensei, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center.  We welcome everyone to experience this practice with us; from the merely curious to the serious seeker, we have a cushion just for you!

What we do (or strive for) ... per Bodhidharma: A special transmission outside of the scriptures.  No dependence upon words or letters.  Direct pointing at the soul of man.  Seeing into one's own nature and the attainment of Buddhahood.

We meet Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m.  The Tuesday evening sit provides orientation for newcomes.  Everyone should arrive early; newcomers should come earlier.

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Meditation Practice Sessions

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Mornings, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Orientation provided for newcomers at Tuesday sessions.  Everyone should arrive early; newcomers should come earlier.


Book Study Group

Second and Fourth Saturdays each month, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.