Hybrid Meetings Resume
The Lexington Zen Center is pleased to announce our return to in-person meditation meetings, on a monthly basis.
Usually we meet on the first Sunday of each month at the Lexington Friends (Quakers) Meetinghouse. Meditation will begin at 4pm and will consist of two 30-minute sitting periods separated by a meditation walk about ten minutes in length. For members who live at a distance, virtual participation through Zoom will continue to be supported. (Note: Sometimes the monthly in-person meeting must be cancelled, so if you are new please inquire before showing up.)
On all other Sundays we will meet entirely on Zoom. You can contact us to get acquainted and to get our Zoom meeting link.
Getting to the Friends Meetinghouse (Please Read Carefully!)
The Friends Meetinghouse is located at 649 Price Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508. The parking lot is quite large, and you must use it, as residents often depend on the street for their parking. In addition the Friends ask request, in order to minimize traffic in this quiet neighborhood, that the Meetinghouse be approached only from North Broadway Street. On Broadway, look for the intersection with Delcamp, which is north of 6th Street and south of Loudon. There is a traffic light at this intersection. If you are headed north on Broadway you would turn left onto Delcamp; if headed south you would turn right. Proceed about 200 yards down Delcamp to the intersection with Price Avenue: the Friends parking lot is at this intersection. If you are a regular participant, try to arrive at least 5 minutes early. If you are new, try to arrive at least 15 minutes early so we can greet you and help you get set up. In any event, don’t arrive late, as we may need to lock the front door during our sittings and unfortunately we would not be able to hear you knocking.
COVID Protocols (Also Please Read Carefully)
Our COVID-safety protocols are determined in part by requirements set by the Friends on all who use their space, and in part by considerations of safety for vulnerable members and for vulnerable people who live in the same household with some of our members.
The protocols will change over time with the COVID situation. Currently they are:
- You must be vaccinated in order to attend.
- Mats and cushions will be spaced apart (this is easy in our large meeting space).
The Lexington Zen Center is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center in Clay City, Kentucky. The Lexington Center provides a friendly and non-threatening environment for the pursuit of spiritual practice.
We are Buddhist by lineage but we welcome persons of all faiths and spiritual persuasions. In addition to regular Sunday meditation services, we have special Beginner days and we hold several day-long retreats each year.
On Sundays the sitting begins at 4:00pm and concludes by about 5:05pm. Follow the links under the Practice menu to learn more about the Sunday sits (or at any rate, to learn how we did them before COVID …).
Please follow the main menu to learn more about the Center, its history and lineage, and its ongoing events.