What do we do?

We practice silent, seated meditation (zazen) for 3 intervals of 25 minutes long. This is interspersed with 5 minutes of walking meditation (kinhin.) We close with some traditional zen buddhist chants and occasional discussion. Some practitioners come and go for one session and some stay for the whole evening.

If you are planning to attend a portion of the session, please plan to join or exit quietly during kinhin. Chairs, zabutons/zafus (cushions) or sieza (kneeling) benches are provided; or attendees are welcome to bring their own.


If you are new to zen and/or new to the group, we provide a brief orientation before our sessions. Please send an email to admin@fortworthzendo.org in order to setup a time before our normal weekly meditations and someone will be there to greet you and introduce you to our practice. Alternatively, The Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, TX provides more in depth orientation classes including the history of zen, our tradition (Sanbo Kyodan), instruction from teachers and other benefits. Many of our members visit both centers regularly.

Wednesday Schedule

6:30 - 6:55 Zazen (seated meditation)
6:55 - 7:00 Kinhin (walking meditation)
7:00 - 7:25 Zazen (seated meditation)
7:25 - 7:30 Closing

Location: University Christian Church

Fort Worth Zendo usually meets Wednesdays, at University Christian Church, Room 221

2720 S University
Fort Worth, TX 76109

NW Corner of S University Dr and West Cantey St, TCU Area

We can use the Church parking lots, but please avoid the large TCU assigned parking lot to the West of the Church (off West Cantey). The doors are locked, so you will need to ring the entrance doorbell stating you are there for the meditation sit. Room 221 is on the second floor towards the SW corner of the church.

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