CloudWater Zendo, the Zen Center of Cleveland, is a Zen center and Buddhist temple based in Cleveland, Ohio. We are dedicated to Ch'an meditation (also known as Zen), the 5 Elements School of Pure Land Buddhism (a contemporary rendering of traditional Pure Land Buddhism), the practice of traditional meditative arts and the study of Buddhist teachings. We are also the home of the Nien-Fo Order of Ch'an Buddhist Monks.
CloudWater Zendo operates affiliated meditation groups in Canton, Ohio (Golden Wisdom Zen Meditation) and Penguin, Tasmania (Buddha-Heart Fellowship).
Our basic weekly schedule is as follows:
- Introduction to Zen Meditation every Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Free)
- Group Zen Meditation every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Five Elements Meditation is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 11:00 a.m.
- Group Zen Meditation and formal Zen tea are held every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
- Qigong internal energy class is conducted every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
- Group Zen Meditation is held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. except on the last Sunday of the month.
- A Buddhist Service is held the first three Sundays of each month at 10:00 a.m.
- Meetings of the Kuan-Yin Society, dedicated to promoting compassion in the world, are held on the third Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE INDICATED. TO SEE OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://www.cloudwater.org/cal/calendar.pl
TO CONTACT US: email@example.com TELEPHONE: 216-889-1393216-889-1393
OUR ADDRESS: 14436 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, OH 44135
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A variety of classes and lectures is offered throughout the year, including our 8-week Basics of Buddhism class which is taught in the Spring and Fall. We also conduct workshops on aspects of Buddhist teaching and practice, plus a weekly class on qigong, the practice of internal energy for health, longevity and spiritual development.
The "About" section of the website includes our calendar, as well as contact information for the Zendo. Please follow the Ask a Monk link if you would like to submit a question.
"Basics of Buddhism" Class Begins September 17th.
The class is designed to clarify our understanding of the Buddhist tradition. Class sessions are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., beginning on September 17th and ending on November 5th. Topics include the core teachings of Buddhism as well as the history and evolution of Buddhism from ancient India to modern times. The text for the class will be "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism" by Gary Gach. Regular tuition is $100 which includes the cost of the textbook. For those interested in the Lay Buddhist Curriculum, the tuition is discounted to $80. Lay Buddhist students have the opportunity to take the Five Lay Buddhist Precepts in a ceremony which will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 13th.
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