Great Wind is a lay Zen community committed to making Zen practice accessible to the communities west of Indianapolis. We practice Soto Zen style zazen (seated meditation) but welcome other compatible meditative traditions. Our Zendo is located in the heart of Hendricks County in Danville, Indiana.
In addition to our weekly evening sessions on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, we also offer weekend practice once a month from 9:00 am to noon, and a day-long practice event in honor of Enlightenment Day. An up-to-date calendar is available on our Events page. Although we strive to be open every week, please check with us ahead of time in cases of severe weather.
We hope you will join us for Practice, you do not have to be Buddhist to participate. If you are new to zazen please arrive by 6:30 pm on Thursday for a brief introduction and orientation to the Zendo, or contact us to arrange for a special introductory session.
Great Wind Zendo takes its name from the calligraphy by 18th century Zen poet Ryokan: "Sky Above, Great Wind". Our logo calligraphy is the interpretation of “Great Wind” by Kazuaki Tanahashi, an accomplished Japanese calligrapher, Zen teacher, author and translator of Buddhist texts.