Confluence Zen Center STL

A St. Louis based Zen community dedicated to zazen

The Essence of Zen Study Group Starting 13 Oct

Rev. Sekkei Harada was one of the great Zen masters of our time. He was abbot of Hosshinji Monastery in Fukui, Japan for more than forty years. This book is based on a collection of his teachings that were all given in the west.

The study group will be led by Rev. Daigaku Rummé, who was ordained by Harada Roshi in 1978 and who translated the book from Japanese to English. Rummé is the resident priest and teacher of Confluence Zen Center STL.

The Group will meet for four Thursdays and one Wednesday (Oct 13, 20, Wed Oct 26, Nov 3, 10). The donation is $40 for non-members and $20 for members.

Call or email if you wish to attend. Phone: 314.669.4465. Email:

More information will posted here as it comes.

A Message From Daigaku to all of our Japanese Festival Volunteers

From our teacher:

The Confluence Zen Center Sangha is very grateful for all the volunteers who came out to help during this year’s Japanese Festival. Thanks to your support we had a successful food booth. This year, twenty-two different people came to volunteer for various tasks related to the Japanese Festival including setting up and taking down the various decorations at the Missouri Botanical Garden, moving our gear from the basement of our new place to the food booth site, helping run the booth during the three-day Festival, and tearing down the booth and bringing the gear back to the Center. This is really a lot of work to do. We couldn’t do it without your help.

Zen-in-stillness is a big part of our practice and so is Zen-in-activity. Working together to make a successful food booth is an excellent opportunity to put our practice into action.

Gassho, Daigaku

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