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Gyobutsuji

 Gyobutsuji (Practice Buddha Monastery) is a small mountain monastery devoted to the practice of zazen.  Located in the Ozark mountains of Northwestern Arkansas, practice at Gyobutsuji aims to realize the spirit of the ancient teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and Eihei Dogen Zenji through the contemporary Soto Zen practice styles of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi and Shohaku Okumura Roshi. It was founded in 2011 by Shoryu Bradley, Dharma heir of Okumura Roshi.

Gyobutsuji offers monastic practice opportunities, including zazen, chanting service and Dharma study, Monday through Saturday. An intensive sesshin is also offered each month (except August and January). The saturday schedule (except during sesshin), which includes zazen instruction and a Dharma talk or class, is designed to be more accessible to short term visitors. Accommodations for longer term visitors are dormitory style, and camping is possible on the grounds during warmer months.

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General information

Temple/ Zen Center/ Dojo Name
Gyobutsuji
Responsible
Rev. Shoryu Bradley
Address
PO Box 321 Kingston, AR 72742
Country Road 9 Kingston, AR 72742
Tel
(479) 800-5391
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Web
www.gyobutsuji.org / shoryu@gyobutsuji.org
Access
〔by air〕1 hour 30 minutes by car from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport; 3 hour drive from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Little Rock
Language
English
Accommodation
Max persons 8

Regular practice

 [Zazen(meditation) / Service]

Date/Hour
5:10 am~7:30am; 7pm~9pm Monday-Friday
5:10am-10:50am Saturday
Class/lecture Saturdays at 11:00am
Fee
donation

 [Sesshin (retreat)]

Date
Held every month but August and January;
see website for dates. Zazenkai quarterly
Fee
none

For beginners

Beginners' Zazen class is held at 8am every Saturday