About Us

The Ithaca Zen Center is a rural Zen practice community located 8 miles south of Ithaca, New York. It serves as a residence for a small practice group and as a retreat facility for those wishing to do retreats and longer periods of practice.

The Center hosts Sunday morning meditations (in person and on Zoom) starting at 8:30 am, with a Dharma talk by Yoshin David Radin at 10:30 am, in addition to week-long sesshin (meditation retreats). For more information, and to receive the Zoom link for the Sunday morning sittings, join our mailing list or email us at office@ithacazencenter.org

All practice sessions and retreats are open to the public. Residence may be considered after practicing at the Zen center for a period of time.

The purpose of the center is to provide an environment and practices where people can calm their minds and see more deeply into the nature of oneself and all things.

In the summer the Zen center serves as the home for Body Mind Restoration Retreats, an alternative healing program. The center also serves as the home for the Dervish Retreat Center, a Sufi whirling and practice community. Khadija Radin, Yoshin’s wife, leads both of these programs. Khadija is an ordained nun of Joshu Sasaki Roshi.