Upcoming Events

  1. Christian-Buddhist Retreat with Father Kevin Hunt and José Ramírez JDPSN

    June 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Special One Day Retreat led by Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

    June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Temple Sounds Workshop

    June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Summer Kyol Che 2018

    July 7 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am
  5. Forms Workshop

    July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Morning Practice Schedule

Morning Meditation

Most Mornings (including Sunday)
5:00 Wake up
5:15 108 Bows
5:45 Morning Bell Chant followed by Regular Chanting
6:30 - 7:00 Sitting meditation

5:00 Wake up
5:15 108 Bows
5:45 Regular Chanting
6:15 House meeting followed by 30 minutes sitting meditation

9:00 am Meditation Instruction Class
9:30 am Two half hour sitting periods with a ten minute walking meditation in-between
10:45 am Dharma Talk
11:30am Refreshments

Morning and Evening Practice Are Open To The Public.

Evening Meditation

6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Chanting
7:15 – 8:20 Sitting & Walking Meditation

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Evenings

6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Regular Chanting
7:15 - 8:20 Sitting & Walking w/Kong-an Interviews

5:30 See our getting started classes..

6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Chanting
7:15 Sitting Meditation

6:30 Special Chanting
7:00 Chanting (All 4 Traditional Chants)
7:30 Sitting Meditation

Summer Kyol Che 2018

Summer Kyol Che 2018 is from July 7 -August 3. Register now!

Teacher Schedule:

7/7 – 7/14 Bogumila Malinowska JDPSN
7/14 – 7/21 Matt Keeler JDPSN
7/21 – 7/28 Paul Majchrzyk JDPSN
7/28 – 8/3 Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Ongoing Programs

  • Retreats
  • Weekly Meditation Classes
  • Guest Stay
  • Wednesday Public Dinner, Meditation Class and Practice
  • Sunday Meditation Class & Dharma Practice


Providence Zen Center holds at least one retreat every month, of varying durations. Participation in a retreat is a time to investigate your life closely. This experience can bring about a clearer, more compassionate direction, and more harmonious relationships within all aspects of life. Check out our various retreats.

Weekly Meditation Classes

Weekly Meditation Classes are always free but a suggested donation of $5 helps us keep these programs running. If you are interested in learning about zen meditation, the best way to start is to attend a walk-in meditation instruction class at the zen center. By attending the class you will learn about what zen teaching is and the meditation techniques that we use here, as well as a general introduction to the zen center. No registration is required. Weekly Meditation Classes.

Guest Stay

Our Guest Stay program is designed to allow folks to stay in the Zen Center and experience community life for a short period of time, without the rigorous schedule of a retreat. All faiths and cultures are welcome to come learn more about Zen Center life and our Buddhist practice. Guest Stay Program.

Wednesday Public Dinner, Meditation Class and Practice

Wednesday Public Vegetarian Dinner 5:30-6:00 followed by meditation instruction class at 6:15pm. Also, at 6:30pm Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting begins in the main Dharma Room, followed by regular chanting at 7:00pm. There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation and Interviews or a Dharma Talk from 7:15pm - 8:20pm. Wednesday Public Dinner and Meditation Class.

Sunday Meditation Class & Dharma Practice

9:00 am–9:30 am: Meditation Instruction Class 9:30am – 10:40 am: Two half hour sitting periods with a ten minute walking meditation in-between 10:45am–11:30am: A Dharma Talk followed by refreshments. Talks are a great opportunity to learn more about zen teaching. They consist of a short introductory talk by a student followed by a question and answer session with a teacher or senior student. Sunday Meditation Class & Dharma Practice.

Most programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. We are able to keep these programs running because of the continued support and donations made by people like you. Thank you.

"Zen practice helps us to realize our true self and serve this world with wisdom and compassion." Zen Master Seung Sahn