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"What we are doing is not reprogramming ourselves, but freeing ourselves from all programs, by seeing that they are empty of reality."
Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen.

Milwaukee Zen Center
2825 N. Stonewall Ave.
Milwaukee,  Wisconsin   53211
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URL www.milwaukeezencent...
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 414 963-0526
Fax 414 963-0517
Center's Description
In the mid-1970s a few people in the Milwaukee area began meeting to study Buddhism and to do zazen (zen sitting). For several years, Katagiri-roshi came here from the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center to give public lectures and weekend retreats. Slowly an organized group of people with a common interest grew. With the help of many people, the Milwaukee Zen Center was incorporated in 1983 as a nonprofit organization. It now serves many local communities and several Midwestern states.

In September 1985, Reverend Tozen Akiyama came here as resident priest. Then, in September 1986, the Zen Center purchased its present building, where all center activities take place. There are now three additional priests affiliated with the Zen Center, all of whom were ordained by Rev. Akiyama.

The Center is served by a five member board of directors and relies on public donations for its support. In addition to daily zazen and monthly all-day sittings, the Center offers a weekly study class and a monthly introductory course, and publishes a bimonthly newsletter that is available to those who request to be placed on the Center's mailing list.

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