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czcThe Cincinnati Zen Center was founded in 1994 and is part of the Furnace Mountain Sangha, a world-wide Zen community under the direction of Guiding Teacher Zen Master Dae Gak. The intention of the CZC is to provide a space and the support of community for those looking directly into the matter of this human life so that all beings may be free of suffering. Membership is not required for participation. In the spirit of Sokei-An, the first Zen teacher in America: All who come are welcome and those who leave are not pursued.

Other local centers affiliated with Furnace Mountain include the Northern Kentucky Zen Center, the Zen Fellowship of Dayton and the Christian Meditation Group at Northern Hills United Methodist Church in Cincinnati. See our Weekly Schedule for details.

You may notice our new Capital Campaign page. To address the needs of a growing sangha, the CZC Board of Directors has begun working toward the purchase of a building which would allow larger events, permit overnight accommodations for retreatants, and open the possibility of establishing a residential community engaged in daily practice. We are now able to receive online payment and donations to support this goal and to make membership contributions and event payments more convenient.

The Cincinnati Zen Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization solely supported by donations, event fees, and the generosity of its participants. See our Membership page for details on ways to contribute. Thank you for your interest in the CZC and in the Dharma. May your efforts save all beings from suffering.

Myogetsu Osho, Resident Teacher
Todd Juengling, Abbot
Mark Shores, Vice Abbot

3647 west eighth street, cincinnati OH 45205      513-684-4216