Welcome to the Open Door Zen Community

A Zen Practice Community in Madison, Wisconsin

“What we call ‘I’ is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale.”

– Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Zazen – upright sitting in stillness and silence – is the foundation of our practice. At the heart of our practice community is our shared commitment to compassionate inquiry, mutual care, and deep gratitude, demonstrated through our everyday actions, words and thoughts. Through this practice we support our aspiration to hold open the door to the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s Way.