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), Penguin, Tasmania (Buddha-Heart Fellowship) and at two Ohio correctional facilities.
Our basic weekly schedule is as follows:
- Introduction to Zen Meditation every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Free.
- GVS, a Zen and Buddhist Approach to Recovery, meets 3 Thursdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. See Calendar of Events for exact dates.
- Group Zen Meditation every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Group Zen Meditation and formal Zen tea every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
- Qigong internal energy class every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
- Yoga class every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
- Group Zen Meditation every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. except on Outdoor Zen Walk days.
- A Buddhist Service is held every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. except on Outdoor Zen Walk days.
- Outdoor Zen Walks are held on selected Sundays at or near the end of each month at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE: 216-889-1393
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.
2013 Winter Retreat: "The Path of Awakening" December 6-7-8 at the Zendo
This year's retreat will begin with a meditation/orientation session on Friday, December 6th followed by two days of seated meditation, indoor and outdoor walking meditation, teacher-student interviews, stretching, Qigong and classes that will examine the Buddhist Path of Awakening to our True Nature. Lunches and suppers will be provided. Participants will be able to sleep at home before returning to the Zendo the next morning. The Winter Retreat will be followed by the Bodhi Day Intensive which will be held December 9th through 13th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Cost: $50 with a non-refundable deposit of $25. Registration information should be received no later than Tuesday, December 2nd.
Great Vow Sangha: November 7th, 14th & 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Our recovery program offers an approach that utilizes both Zen and Buddhist principles to understand and recognize the causes of habitualized behavior. Meetings include internal energy practice for breathing and health, meditation to calm and discipline the mind, and an examination of selected teachings about the nature of the habituated mind. Participants are encouraged to acknowledge their habitualized behavior, to recognize the dynamics of habitualization and to dedicate themselves to overcoming it. This combined approach encourages those who are dealing with the effects of habitualization to use skillful means in order to transcend it.
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