Battle Creek

SokukoJi Buddhist Community
Zen Meditation and Study Group of Bellevue/Battle Creek
Rev. Sokuzan Robert Brown
33 Anderson Court
Battle Creek, MI

Upcoming Retreats:
For upcoming retreats visit and click on retreats, or you may email with questions.

All day sitting (Sesshin) from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm the last Saturday of every month. You are welcome to come for part or all of it. For details and schedule, visit and click on retreats > ongoing at the temple.

Sunday Service from 10:00 am till 11:30 am
Chanting the Heart Sutra, DaiShin Darani and the song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, followed by meditation and dharma talk.

Wednesdays: Sitting meditation from 7:00 pm till 8:00 pm.
Dharma talk and discussion from 8:00 pm till 9:00 pm.

December each year: Ango (A multiday retreat practice at the temple with dates each year to be announced) and at the end of the month we will have Sesshin with Oryoki style meals, with a New Year’s Eve celebration as Sesshin concludes. For details on December’s activities, visit our website as December approaches.

Sokuzan Bob Brown also offers Buddhist services for weddings and funerals. If you would like to know more, contact Bob at

Meditation instruction is always given without charge. Email Bob to arrange a time.


Palchen Study Group Battle Creek
Under the spiritual direction of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche of Kunzang Palchen Ling, New York
Harmony Room (2nd Floor)
First Congregational Church
145 Capital Ave., NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Matt Willis (269) 275-0090

Chenrezig Sadhana
Every Sunday
9:00am – 10:00am

Book Study
Every Sunday
10:00am – 11:00am

Sitting Meditation
Every Sunday
11:00am – 12:00pm


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