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.
Beginners' Zazen class is held at 8am every Saturday