SokukoJi in Traverse City

SokukoJi Buddhist Community-Traverse City offers opportunities for meditation and awareness practice in Northern Michigan with the support of sangha under the guidance of Sokuzan.

Shrine for SokukoJi Buddhist Community – Traverse City

Meditation and Dharma Study: Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Pathways Preschool building on 703 Rose St, Traverse City MI, 49686. There is a short service followed by sitting and book study, then video or conference call with Sokuzan for Q and A. Currently we are studying Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa. There will be a dharma talk on the second Thursday of the month instead of book study.

Second Saturday of the Month Meditation Retreat.
Either a half or full day retreat will be held each month, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Locations to be announced. Lunch is provided for the full day retreats. Sokuzan will give a dharma talk, and be available for interviews.

Introduction to Buddhism and Zen Meditation on Monday evenings, February 5 – March 12. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spirituality and Health/Yen Yoga Annex in Traverse City. Kozan will introduce some basic Buddhist concepts that support training the mind. Each session will include about 20 minutes of meditation with instruction followed by a dharma talk with Q and A. $100.00 for this six-week course includes a copy of Sokuzan’s book A Meditation Primer. To register, contact Kozan.

If you would like more info about attending our Traverse City events or would like meditation instruction, please contact Kozan or visit