The Salt Lake Zen Group welcomes all who wish to explore the path of self-discovery and awakening in a mutually supportive environment.  We offer a regular schedule of meditation and talks, open to the public free of charge (donations gratefully accepted).  Beginners, visitors and experienced practitioners of any religious or non-religious background are invited to participate at all events.

The regular weekly schedule includes Sunday morning talks and morning meditation Monday through Thursday. The Group is led by Mark Esterman Sensei, a Dharma successor of Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, who is the founder of Kanzeon International Sangha and the Big Mind process ( For more information about our schedule and locations, see the Map and Calendar, or our “Contact Us” page.