Cleveland Zazen Group

This profile was last updated in 2002

Research conducted by affiliates at Kent State University led by Dr. David W. Odell-Scott and Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj in 1999.

Activities and Schedule

Weekly prayer is held on Tuesday nights from 7:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. The group celebrates a few Buddhist holidays but without regularity.

History

The center was founded by Carol Share and in the beginning the group rotated meetings through many sites in Cleveland. These sites included the Unitarian Society, Church of the Covenant, and Case Western Reserve University Architecture Building. The center was faced with a few challenges while they established themselves, including adapting the scheduling of center’s activities to the membership and busy people in modern life.

Demographics

The membership is primarily English-speaking Caucasians.

Description

The Cleveland Zazen group meets on the third floor of the lay leader, Susan Rakow’s, house in a small, plain beige colored room.