Welcome to the Web Site of the
Wetlands Zen Group.

We practice Zen in the lineage of Ordinary Mind / White Plum / Soto and are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Individual sitting periods are led by Steve Monshin McCabe.

Participation in WZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own meditation mats and cushions.

A donation of $5 to the Insight Meditation Center is optional.