Welcome to Great Wave Zen Sangha

Serving the Zen Buddhist Community in Michigan

New to Zen Practice?

New to Zen Practice?

Many of us came to Zen Buddhism just the way you are doing now, with some curiosity and perhaps not always the broadest base of knowledge.  This is fine. Click below to learn how you can start Zen practice.

Zen Practice at Great Wave

Zen Practice at Great Wave

Great Wave offers weekly meditation meetings, workshops, classes, and several kinds of retreats that will help you deepen and clarify the “great matter of life and death.”

Spiritual Training Paths

Spiritual Training Paths

Great Wave’s spiritual training paths offer clear guidance for each person’s level of interest and commitment to the Buddha-Dharma.

Engaged Buddhism & Eco-Dharma

Engaged Buddhism & Eco-Dharma

Great Wave is committed to engaged Buddhist practices, especially in the area of eco-Dharma and climate change action.



Becoming a member of Great Wave Zen Sangha helps it to fulfill its mission.  Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member.

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Reminder: The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping

All, I wanted to remind you that our upcoming, three-part series of discussions, The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping: Music and the Dharma will begin next Sunday at 1:00 pm,... Read More "Reminder: The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping"

The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping: Music and the Dharma

Great Wave is pleased to announce a virtual discussion led by Great Wave's Bradley Kyonin Moody in which we will explore the long, complementary relationship between music and Buddhism. This... Read More "The Rhythm of One Hand Clapping: Music and the Dharma"

Day Change for Weekly Zazen Meetings

Great Wave's weekly meetings for zazen will change from Mondays to Tuesdays, from 7:15 to 8:15 PM, starting on May 16.  We hope this change will allow more people to... Read More "Day Change for Weekly Zazen Meetings"

May 20 Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop

May 20 Ikebana Workshop Great Wave is very pleased to offer a 3-hour workshop in ikebana, the centuries-old, Zen-influenced art of Japanese flower arranging, from 1:00 - 4:00, Saturday, May... Read More "May 20 Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop"

Zazen Canceled, Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, zazen for this evening, Monday, February 27, is canceled. Read More "Zazen Canceled, Inclement Weather"

Meeting the Buddha in Mordor: Live Stream, Feb 26

Gendo Roshi will deliver a live stream teisho entitled "Meeting the Buddha in Mordor" on Sunday, February 26, at 10:20 AM EST.  Viewers will be able to ask questions via... Read More "Meeting the Buddha in Mordor: Live Stream, Feb 26"

Dana (Giving)

Your generosity sustains us.

Generosity, or giving (Dana), is one of the six Buddhist paramitas, or “perfections.”  It is possible to give in many ways, including physical labor, contributing to committee meetings, making freewill donations, and/or offering regular financial support in the form of monthly dues so that Great Wave can continue to fulfill its mission to spread the Buddha-Dharma.  The PayPal button below will allow you to make a one-time donation of any amount.  (For member dues payments, please visit our Membership page.)

You may also send checks payable to Great Wave Zen Sangha to

315 N. Rath Avenue
Ludington, Michigan 49431

How much you choose to give is entirely up to you.  We appreciate anything you can do.

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Have questions or comments?  We’d love to hear from you!