On Sunday, November 5, from 1:00-3:30 pm, the Des Moines Zen Center (6901 SW 14th St, Des Moines) will be hosting an open-house, including a reception and tours of the center.
Members of the “teacher rotation group” will lead small groups around the building to view the space and see the zendo, library, dokusan room, children’s room, and more. They will talk about how Americans came to practice Zen Buddhism, the history of Zen in America, the establishing of Ryumonji Monastery, and the history of the Des Moines Zen Center.
The Des Moines Zen Center (DMZC) is an American Zen Center. It celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2022. In 2021 it received recognition as an international temple of Soto Zen Buddhism by the Japanese Soto Zen School. The temple is called Shinsenji, which translates “Deep River Temple.”