• Meditation at the Temple

    Meditation at the Temple

We are an American Buddhist Temple and Zen Center whose roots are in the Hua Yen (Huayan/Chinese) school. By that we mean that we emphasize the interdependent and interbeing of all things, the emptiness of all phenomena, the inherent Buddha nature in all beings, and the bodhisattva aspiration. The Hua Yen school is the foundation of the Zen school. The Avatamsaka Sutra is our foundational teaching. Additionally, we stress inclusiveness and a living experience of the Buddha-Dharma. We strive to bring the Buddha Dharma to the everyday lives of the Sangha. Our Sangha is primarily made up of folks who have full time jobs and families so we emphasize practical applications of the Buddha’s teaching. For those who wish for a more dedicated Zen practice we offer training in that area as well. As one can see from our schedule of classes and events, we offer a full array of basic and advanced classes, regular meditation periods, and special services. We also are a social group and meet frequently as a community for potlucks and discussions. We strive to have a warm and welcoming temple where everyone is welcome regardless of spiritual tradition or life style choice. Children are always welcome to our services and we provide children’s activities during our Sunday services. For more information please feel free to call 616 822 2465 or email our guiding teacher at deokwun@grzen.org

Temple Schedule

The temple was severely damaged when a car crashed through the front windows on 8/16. Temple will re-open Sunday November 2!!

Sunday
10:00am Sunday Service
Monday
6:30pm Buddhist-based Addiction Recovery
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00pm Drop-in Meditation
5:30pm Drop-in Meditation Except last Thurs of each month, which is a mantra chanting meditation
Wednesday
One Saturday each month
8:00am Morning of Mindfulness mini-retreat
Full Moon Each Month
5:30pm Lojong Meditation On night of full moon each month. Check newsletter or calendar for details.