Open Mind Zen Naples

Meditation and Yoga in the heart of Naples, FL

OMZ Events

To register for any of these events, please click on the appropriate Paypal button below.  Please remember that these are suggested donations only.  If you are unable to pay the suggested amount, please consider what you can give.  You can donate an adjusted amount on the Donations page. Thank you.  



Yoga for Cancer Survivors, 3rd Saturdays of each month, 10:30 to noon.  

We are honored to host a series of yoga workshops taught by Wendy Campbell, President and Founder of Survive and Thrive.  Survive and Thrive is an organization dedicated to empowering cancer survivors through accessible yoga and mindfulness practices.  These workshops will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30 am to noon.  

Here are the dates: 
Nov. 18,  Dec. 16 , Jan. 20,  Feb 17.

The first workshop on November 18th, will focus on our greatest tool: the breath, as a way to heal and relax. Survive & Thrive’s Wendy Campbell will guide you through  approachable yoga postures, breath techniques and a guided relaxation meditation. All four workshops are accessible to anyone who would like to gain knowledge of the practical healing tools of yoga for themselves or to share with others. It is accessible to all, including those needing a chair.  We encourage anyone who has been touched by cancer to attend and bring a friend!  No pre-registration necessary. Wear comfortable clothes, suggested donation $15 -$20.  Contact [email protected]  with any questions. 



Open Mind Zen Naples

New Year’s Tea Ceremony

Sunday, December 31st

10 to 11:30 am


Join us for a morning to usher in 2018! We’ll do a 30 minute silent meditation, and then move together through a process of transitioning to a new year. What events of the past year would you like to let go of? What would you like to welcome into your life in the coming year? We will write down past regrets, dissolve them in a fire, and then write down hopes for the new year. Offering incense and ringing the bell will be symbolic of setting these positive intentions. We’ll conclude with a formal tea ceremony offered by Andy Hoseki Solis. By donation.


Day of Meditation and Vow Renewal Ceremony
Saturday, January 6th , 9 am to 3 pm
Suggested Donation:  $35
OMZ Members:  $25
   
Zazenkai means "coming together for meditation."  This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support of experienced teachers and a like-minded community. This month, we will focus on the precepts, the vows one takes when he or she commits fully to the Buddhist path.  You don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the ways in which these vows can guide your life.  At the end of the day, those that have taken vows will be welcomed to renew them during a ceremony.  All are welcome and encouraged to support those that will be renewing their vows.  You are encouraged to attend the entire event, but partial participation is permitted as well. 

             9 – 11 am                    Silent Meditation 
            11 to 11:45 am             Gentle Yoga Class, led by Laurie (optional participation)
            12 to 1:30 pm               Lunch in Silence (Bring a bag lunch)
            1:30 to 2:00                  Silent Meditation
             2 to 3pm                     Vow renewal ceremony and Discussion



Zazenkai, Full Day of Meditation

First Saturday of each month

November 4th, December 2nd, January 6th, etc.

9 am to 3:30 pm


Suggested Donation:  $35

Members: $25

   

In Zen, spending extended periods of time immersed in silent practice is viewed as an instrumental part of the practice.  At OMZ, we offer monthly zazenkais.  Zazenkai means come together for meditation. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in deep practice with the support of experienced teachers and a like-minded community. Beginners and long-time practitioners are all welcome.  We practice noble silence.  You are encouraged to attend the entire event, but partial participation is permitted as well.  The full schedule is below.  We alternate between 30 minute periods of seated meditation (zazen)  and 5 minute periods of walking meditation (kinhin).  A gentle yoga class taught by Laurie is offered, as well as daisan (private interviews) with a teacher.  The afternoon concludes with a Dharma talk and discussion.  

 

 9 – 11 am                   Opening Remarks, zazen and kinhin (Interviews)

 11 to 11:45 am           Gentle Yoga Class, led by Laurie (optional participation)

 12 to 1:00 pm             Lunch, taken in silence (Bring a bag lunch.)

 1:00 to 3:00                Zazen and kinhin (Interviews)

 3:00 to 3:30 pm               Dharma Talk and Discussion


Nonmembers, Register here.  $35

OMZ Members, $25