One River Zen

121 E Prospect Ave
Ottawa, IL 61350

Description of Organization:

One River Zen is a non-profit Buddhist temple founded in 2021 dedicated to empowering all to open to life fully by embodying wisdom and compassion through the practices of mindfulness and meditation. Their mission is dedicated to bringing life-changing mindfulness and meditation practices through regular in-person meditations, retreats, classes, and talks. One River Zen operates in the tradition of the White Plum Lineage of Soto Zen Buddhism and is an affiliate of Zen Peacemaker’s International.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2022, a grant in the amount of $6,500 was awarded to support One River Zen’s undertaking of a Digital Transformation Program to increase the availability of Buddhist teachings to the a diverse and geographically people of the Greater Illinois Valley and beyond. Classroom offerings, retreats, and meditation will all be available online.