Meditation offers a multitude of benefits including reduced stress and an increased ability to focus. Explore these different options for practicing meditation in the Decorah area.

Decorah Zen Center

Decorah Zen CenterDecorah Zen Center, a non-profit project of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, offers a regular schedule of meditation periods for the lay practitioners in the Decorah area.

Contact Information
Decorah Zen Center
decorahzencenter@gmail.com


Ryumonji Zen Monastery

Ryumonji is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple located in the beautiful rolling hills of northeast Iowa.

Contact Information
Ryumonji Zen Monastery
2452 Ryumon Road, Dorchester, IA 52140
563-546-1309

Online: Rjumonji Zen Monastery


Silent Leaves Tea Ceremony Meditation: Michelle Williams

“Meditation can be simple, joyful, and effortless. Take time.”

Silent LeavesContact Information
Michelle Williams
116 Washington St  Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-0799 | silentleaves@live.com

Online: Silent Leaves
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Great resource on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn