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Maria Kannon Zen Center

Maria Kannon Zen Center

For Day Of Zen & All Day Sesshin  Events Please register before buying your ticket!

The Maria Kannon Zen Center is a non-profit corporation which offers a setting for people of various backgrounds and faith traditions or of no faith tradition to practice Zen. The members are bound together by a common commitment to cultivate wisdom and compassion. The center’s primary commitment is to offer people an opportunity to practice Zen meditation as well as promote an ecumenical haven of diverse meditation forms for practitioners. For members who wish to practice beyond meditation, the Center offers an opportunity to offer their services to the larger community and provide activities with groups of common interests.

Upcoming events!

20 April

All day sesshin

Time 8:30AM
Cost $63.65 – $89.20
All day sesshin event! – Event time all day sesshin: (8:30 am to 9 pm) Before proceeding to purchase tickets, we kindly request you to utilize our new registration page.…
20 April

Day of Zen (Hybrid and Online)

Time 8:00AM
Cost $41.50 – $55.00
Day of Zen (Hybrid and Online) Event time – Day of Zen 8:00am – 12:00pm Before proceeding to purchase tickets, we kindly request you to utilize our new registration page.…

Sitting schedule for 2024

Monday : 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Zendo)
Wednesday, (Hybrid; In person and zoom) 7:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, (Hybrid; in person and zoom) 10:30 – 12 noon

Day of zen Schedule: Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
April 20
May 18
June 22


Introduction to Meditation

Orientation is offered in three sessions:

1)  Fundamentals of Zen Practice

2) Fruits of Zen Practice

3) Introduction to private interview    (dokusan) with the teacher

Help Support Our Sangha !

We Are All Refugees: Seeking Our True Home

Watch/listen to Ruben Habito's dharma talk for Tricycle Magazine on grappling with the insecurity, conflict, and violence in today's global society, and how our zen practice can open a way for us to engage the world in compassion.

The Practice of Zen

As we look around us, we see how there is so much woundedness on different levels, individual, social and ecological. Some of us may already be engaged in tasks of social change or in some form of ecological action, yet in all this we also come to realize that there is a deeper wound we each need to address. Deep within, we realize that what we seek is our own peace within ourselves, as well as with one another.

Zen practice offers very concrete guidelines toward a realization of our connectedness with mountains and rivers, with every sentient being, with all that there is. This realization of our connectedness with one another is the key to healing ourselves, and to healing our Earth.

– Ruben Habito

Find Us

Physical Address:

White Rock UMC, Room 201
1450 Old Gate Lane
Dallas, TX 75218

Mailing Address:
PO Box 270494 
Dallas, TX 75227-0494

Opening Hours

Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30–9 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:30 AM–12 PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 12–1 PM

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