Welcome to the Web Site of the
Sangamon 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. We occasionally travel to Champaign individually and in groups for service and sesshin.
Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own.
There are no attendance fees.