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BlessingCloudWater Zendo, the Zen Center of Cleveland, is a Zen center and Buddhist temple based in Cleveland, Ohio. We are dedicated to Ch'an meditation (also known as Zen), the 5 Elements School of Pure Land Buddhism (a contemporary rendering of traditional Pure Land Buddhism), the practice of traditional meditative arts and the study of Buddhist and Taoist teachings.  We are also the home of the Nien-Fo Order of Ch'an Buddhist Monks.

CloudWater Zendo operates affiliated meditation groups in Canton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  We are  also associated with the Richard Hunn Association for Ch'an Study in England.

Our basic weekly schedule is as follows:

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    Introduction to Zen Meditation every Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Group Zen Meditation every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Group Zen Meditation and formal Zen tea every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
  • Qigong internal energy class every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Group Zen Meditation on selected Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Buddhist Atonement Service on selected Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Five Elements Pure Land Buddhism classes on Selected Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Outdoor Zen Walks on selected Sundays near the end of each month at 9:30 a.m


TO CONTACT US:    TELEPHONE: 216-889-1393

OUR ADDRESS: 14436 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, OH 44135





A variety of classes and lectures is offered throughout the year, including our 8-week Basics of Buddhism class which is taught in the Spring and Fall.  We also conduct workshops on aspects of Buddhist teaching and practice, plus a weekly class on qigong, the practice of internal energy for health, longevity and spiritual development.

The About section of the website includes our calendar, as well as contact information for the Zendo. Please follow the Ask a Monk link if you would like to submit a question.

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The Zen Society of Cleveland is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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