Statements Regarding COVID-19 & Other News

Updated 10/4/20

Green Bay Zen Center is hosting a Day-long Fall Silent Retreat at the The Richard Mauthe Center for Faith, Spirituality, and Social Justice. Information on the retreat can be found here. COVID-19 precautions and practices are in place.

Updated 8/1/20

Green Bay Zen Center’s Fall Weekend Retreat has been cancelled due to the virus quarantine in conjunction with our hosting center; St. Norbert Abbey.

Updated 3/20/19

Blessings my Dharma Sisters and Brothers-

I hope this message finds you well as it serves two purposes.

Green Bay Zen Center’s Spring Weekend Retreat has been cancelled due to the virus quarantine in conjunction with our hosting center; St. Norbert Abbey. Individuals who sent a check or payment via PayPal should have been contacted and refunds issued or checks destroyed. Contact me if you have any questions.

Our Fall Weekend Retreat is scheduled for October 16-18, please put this on your calendar.

Secondly, we are continuing to hold to our regular sitting schedule at 123 N. Oakland in Green Bay.

Thursday @ 6:00 PM
Sunday @ 8:00 AM

We have made accommodations to comply with the Governor’s recommendations and we are making every effort to keep the zendo clean and disinfected daily. Detailed information outlining our accommodations can be found on Green Bay Zen Center’s website.

If you prefer to join us remotely, these sessions are live streamed via our Facebook page

My hope is that you and yours are all well and learning in this most interesting time.

Roshi Vimala Muni, John Nemick
Green Bay Zen Center Founder
(920) 562-9727

Updated 3/18/20 

Thursday evening zazen will continue as scheduled. GBZC is aligning with public health official’s requests and will engage those considerations. Please visit our website for detailed information:

Updated 3/17/20 

GBZC recognizes the impermanence and ever changing daily conditions at hand in our neighborhood and the world currently. We will continue to investigate the atmosphere concerning COVID-19 closely with wisdom and discernment.

We want to ensure that we are taking heed to the suggestions made by public health officials. GBZC is engaging explicit measures to provide a sanitary and safe environment by increasing cleaning efforts and sanitation practices. We are honoring social distancing by rearranging the positioning of zabutons (cushions) in the zendo (meditation hall) creating necessary suggested space.

We are hopeful this will assist in the welfare of participating members of our sangha that choose to continue to attend our public services as well as extend security for individuals that live in our community.

As of now, our bi-weekly services for zazen (meditation) practice will continue as scheduled.

*If it becomes a requirement for GBZC to cease public gatherings we will announce that here and on the Green Bay Zen Center Facebook page.