We have suspended in-person Sunday services due to renovation of our Zendo. Our Sunday service on Zoom begins at 9AM. Please contact us to be added to our email list and to receive a link to our service on Zoom.

Sunday service includes chanting the Heart Sutra, Universal Transference of Merit and three bows to the Three Treasures of Buddha, Dharma Sangha. We have two sessions of seated meditation separated by 5 minutes of kinhin or walking meditation. When new comers are present the Doan (chant leader) will give soft verbal instructions.

After the second session of Zazen meditation we stand and chant the Bodhisattva Vows. The service, which lasts an hour, is typically followed by a Dharma reading and informal discussion for those who wish to stay. To receive regular updates, the Zoom link or for other information, please email: southwind.sangha@gmail.com and we’ll add you to our e-mailing list.

Everyone is welcome to attend our services. We ask that everyone who attends be vaccinated against COVID. We encourage everyone who can safely do so to get vaccinated.

In addition to services, we sponsor a Zen reading and discussion group and classes for newcomers to Zen. Soon we anticipate re-starting our monthly meditation intensive half day retreats. Please let us know if you are interested in being part of the reading group.

If you are interested in any of these activities please contact us by email or message us on our FB page (SouthwindSangha Soto Zen Buddhist Association) to be placed on our email list.

Our Zendo

We are now located at 5200 E 31st St South, Wichita KS 67210.  Please enter through the back parking lot off Bunker Hill.  We are in the Wichita United Church of Christ building which fronts on 5200 E 31st St S, and is located at the corner of Bunker Hill and 31st St South.  Both the front (facing E 31st St)  parking lot and the rear parking lot are entered from Bunker Hill.  Please turn into the second entrance off Bunker Hill which goes to the parking lot behind the building.  You will not be able to enter from the front of the building which faces 31st St.

In Memoriam Del Smith

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Our Practice

Zazen (sitting meditation)
Kinhin (walking meditation)
Dharma Talks, Readings & Discussion

Every Sunday ~ 9 am to 10 am. Wednesday at 7PM. We offer ‘Intro to Zen & Zen Meditation’ on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 pm. Please call or email us or message Southwind Sangha Soto Zen on FaceBook if this is the first time you will attend. Email: harold.sanki@gmail.com