My real dwelling has no pillars and no roof either, so rain cannot soak it and wind cannot blow it down.

-Ikkyu Sojun

Weekly Schedule

All in-person gatherings are currently suspended, please see our online offerings in the Virtual Zendo

Sunday Morning Program

8:30am- 9:15am  Introduction and Meditation Instruction

(No instruction first Sunday of the month.)

9:15am -9:30am Chanting Service

9:30am -10:00am  Zazen

10:00am  - 10:05am  Kinhin

10:05am - 10:35am  Zazen

10:35am - 11:30am  Study Group

Regular Meditation Schedule
(for those who have received meditation instruction)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings:
8:00am-8:30am Zazen

The meditation hall will be open at 7:50 for those who wish to start early.

Queer meditation

Monday 6:15pm -7:15pm

*Meditation in this group is not zen style*

We hold the intention to tenderly investigate present-time awareness of our bodies through silent meditation and embodiment practices. Queer people welcome, as well as our friends, families, lovers, and accomplices. 


*Free/by donation*

Accessibility: There is one step up to get into the house and one step down into the meditation hall. The space is not explicitly scent-free, as incense is burned at other sits (but not this one) in the meditation hall, but you are encouraged to refrain from wearing scents. No chemical cleaning products are used in the space.

Mid City Zen | 3248 Castiglione, New Orleans LA | midcityzennola@gmail.com