Zen Class

September 14th – October 19th

The Adult Religious Education Committee (AREC) of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville (UUCJ), in collaboration with UUCJ’s, Jacksonville Soto Zen Meditation Group (JSZMG), is offering a six-week introductory Zen class from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., starting Saturday, September 14, through Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the Anthony Room. This is the same class that is taught at UNF in their OLLI program.

The class is limited to no more than 20 participants and is open to Church members and JSZMG members at no cost; and to the public for a nominal $30.00 registration fee, payable by check or cash at the first class session.

The class is taught by Bill Mayhew, Ungan Sensei, an ordained student of Elliston Roshi, Abbot of the Silent Thunder of Soto Zen.

To register for this class please click here and complete the registration form.

Weekly Offerings

We offer Religious Exploration classes and group meetings throughout the week:

  • Spiritual Studies: This class studies selected readings or books on spirituality. All are welcome. For more information contact David Keel. Sundays @9:30am in the Channing Room.
  • Playing with Ideas: This class meets Sundays @ 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.
  • We Agnostics: An AA meeting for atheists, agnostics, and others of a more liberal religious persuasion. Tuesdays @ 7pm in the Anthony Room.
  • Jax Soto Zen Meditation
    • Practice leaders
      • Bill Mayhew (904) 891-3211
      • David Raye (904) 274-2633
      • Peter Schilling (904) 570-9667
    • Meeting times
      • Monday 7:00pm – 8:30pm. We start promptly at 7 so please arrive a little early. Practice leader arrives at 6 pm for anyone with questions.
      • Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm. This is open sitting. No program, come and go as you like. Just meditation. Practice leader there at 12:30.

I do not think it is the business of a poet to be a guru. It is his business to write poetry, and to do that he must remain open and vulnerable.
~ May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude (1973)