Open Door Zen is guided by David Parks, Sensei. Its main center is in central Kentucky, but there are related sitting groups in both Kentucky and California, where David lived and taught for many years.


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.   

Beginning on August 27, 2017 the Open Door community will gather for meditation and a talk each Sunday at the Zendo at the Panola Ridge Farm and Sanctuary from 10 am to 12 pm. A potluck lunch follows and friends are invited to stay at the farm for an afternoon in the country.


Open Door Zen Small Groups

Lexington, KY: 
TBA in September, 2017

Berea, KY: TBA in September 2017

Santa Rosa, CA:

Wednesday, Evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
2000 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, 95404

This group is one of the original Koan Small Groups, using the intimate, conversational method of the Pacific Zen Institute to engage with koan practice. Our Wednesday evening small group provides a safe place to study koans and your self. New members are always welcome!

Eureka, CA:

Tuesday Evenings, 5:15 pm
United Congregational Christian Church
900 Hodgson St, Eureka

Open Door Interfaith Zen has a Small Group for meditation and conversation that meets at the Eureka UCC on Tuesday evenings in the Sanctuary. The address is 900 Hodgson St, Eureka  Sandi Little convenes the group, and is the group facilitator.


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