Hokyoji Zen Practice Community offers opportunities to develop and deepen a steadfast practice of the Buddha’s path grounded in the Soto Zen tradition. We provide both residential and non-residential practice in the form of practice periods, sesshins and individual practice. Click here for a schedule of our offerings.
Our guiding teacher is Rev. Dokai Georgesen, who received dharma transmission from our founder, Dainin Katagiri Roshi. Executive Director Carl Hultman also lives at Hokyoji, and Ekyo Susan Nelson (Membership Chair) and Myo-On Susan Hagler (Outreach Chair) are on hand regularly. Hokyoji also plays host to dharma teachers from around the Midwest and beyond, who bring their own sanghas here for sesshins and retreats or serve as guest teachers for events like the annual Great Sky Sesshin.
Set among forested hills in rural Minnesota on land selected by Katagiri Roshi and originally developed by the sangha of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, Hokyoji connects Zen practice with the experience of nature close at hand. The hills and the rustic buildings provide a sense of peace and a deep quiet that washes the spirit and strengthens mindfulness. Please come enjoy the land and settle into the Buddha’s practice together with us.