Indianapolis Zen Center

Indianapolis Zen Center

Indianapolis Zen Center 3703 N Washington Blvd Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

We provide introduction to Zen classes, a weekly schedule of practice, dharma talks and weekend retreats with authentic teachers.

Join us for coffee and sitting meditation at 6:45am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Evening practice takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm. Newcomers are welcome to attend a free, casual introduction to our practice at 6:30pm on Wednesdays.

Can’t make it into the city? Check out our satellite sitting group every Tuesday night at 8:00pm at Source Yoga, 8609 E. 116th St. in Fishers.

We have a two-year dharma teacher training program for individuals who wish to deepen their practice by serving the sangha. Our dharma teachers officiate at ceremonies for weddings, funerals, and Buddhist holidays, and are on call for chaplaincy at a major local hospital.

The Indianapolis Zen Center is a 501(c)3 Religious Nonprofit Corporation and is funded by member dues, donations, and program fees. We have no paid personnel. Please consider making a donation so that the Indianapolis Zen Center can continue to be a compassionate presence in the central Indiana community.

 


Upcoming Events at Indianapolis Zen Center


Past Events at Indianapolis Zen Center

Apr

25

Sat
Sat, Apr 25, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Apr 25, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Apr

18

Sat
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Apr 18, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Apr

11

Sat
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Apr 11, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Apr

04

Sat
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Apr 04, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Mar

28

Sat
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Mar 28, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Mar

21

Sat
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Mar 21, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Mar

14

Sat
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Mar 14, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Mar

07

Sat
Sat, Mar 07, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Mar 07, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Feb

29

Sat
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Feb 29, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

Read More >>
Feb

22

Sat
Sat, Feb 22, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

Read More >>
Feb

15

Sat
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Feb 15, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

Read More >>
Feb

08

Sat
Sat, Feb 08, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Feb 08, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Feb

01

Sat
Sat, Feb 01, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Feb 01, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Jan

25

Sat
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Jan 25, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Jan

18

Sat
Sat, Jan 18, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Jan 18, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Jan

11

Sat
Sat, Jan 11, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Jan 11, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

Read More >>
Jan

04

Sat
Sat, Jan 04, 2020 8:30 AM - Sat, Jan 04, 2020 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Dec

28

Sat
Sat, Dec 28, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Dec 28, 2019 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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Dec

21

Sat
Sat, Dec 21, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Dec 21, 2019 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

Read More >>
Dec

14

Sat
Sat, Dec 14, 2019 8:30 AM - Sat, Dec 14, 2019 10:30 AM @ Indianapolis Zen Center

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music. Probably chai, too.

*********
8:30am Yoga
9:40am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Hi Everyone:

Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to hear what your body is telling you, how to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

Yes, the class is free. I’m just doing my small part to hold space for people to come together as friends, learn to get out of our heads and see the wisdom right in front of our faces.

Please consider making a donation to the Indianapolis Zen Center or to Second Helpings.

http://www.indyzen.org
https://www.secondhelpings.org/donate

About Me:

My name is Tony Wiederhold.

My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service.

My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty.

You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

1) We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
2) Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
3) Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
4) Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
5) There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.

See you soon.
Tony

Tags: Indianapolis Zen Center, free yoga

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