Practice With Us

Weekly Zen Practice

Everyone is invited to join us for practice on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm in the Dance Studio at ArtWaves in Town Hill (see map below for directions). 

Our weekly, drop-in practice features alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation and a short sharing of the Buddha’s teachings. All levels of experience, including none, are welcome, and instruction is enthusiastically offered to beginners (please arrive 10-15 minutes early if possible). Meditation cushions and chairs are provided.

True Nature Zen Sangha offers our sessions in accordance with the Buddha’s practice of dana (generosity). Donations of any amount are received with gratitude.

Fall Sangha Weekend

November 1–3 is our annual Sangha Weekend with Most Venerable Wonji Dharma and visiting teachers and students from the Five Mountain Zen Order. The schedule of events includes a Friday night potluck, a day-long retreat and precepts ceremony on Saturday, and a lunch and learn on Sunday. Email for more information


ArtWaves is located at 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. The Dance Studio is the red building at the far end of the parking lot.

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