Bluegrass Zen

Bluegrass Zen is guided by David Parks, Roshi.  Bluegrass Zen is located in Waco, Kentucky, with sitting groups in Lexington and Berea, Kentucky. Website:

Panola Ridge Zendo 

Panola Ridge Zendo is located on beautiful Panola Ridge in central/eastern Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Here we join chickens and horses, dogs and cats, coyotes, snakes and hawks opening to the generosity of each moment. Life is always on offer here. Our practice is to say Yes!–to meet life through the use of meditation and koans.   Occasionally there are retreats offered at Panola Ridge. David offers spiritual direction/practice interviews here by appointment.


Bluegrass Zen Sitting Groups

Lexington, KY: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY. 3564 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, KY

Berea, KY: Mondays, 6:30 to 8 pm, Union Church, Berea 200 Prospect Street, Berea, KY.


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