The Lexington Zen Center

Nothing in the Universe is Hidden


The Lexington Zen Center is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center in Clay City, Kentucky. The Lexington Center provides a friendly and non-threatening environment for the pursuit of spiritual practice.

We are Buddhist by lineage but we welcome persons of all faiths and spiritual persuasions. In addition to regular Sunday meditation services, we have special Beginner days, a lively Book Group that meets roughly every other week, and we hold several day-long retreats each year.


We hold a meditation service every Sunday at our new and permanent location, a small house located at 2351 Wilderness Place in Lexington.

To reach the Center, turn onto Liberty Road off of New Circle Road. You will want to turn on the side that has the Advance Auto store (this is "outside" of New Circle). A few yard past Advance Auto you will see Wilderness Road on your right. Take Wilderness Road. After about one-tenth of a mile you will have to turn left in order to stay on it. Wind along Wilderness Road another six-tenths of a mile until you arrive at a fork in the road. Take the right fork and you'll be on Wilderness Place. The Zen Center is another 200 feet or so, on your right.

Sitting begins at 4:30pm and concludes by about 5:40pm. Follow the links under the Practice menu to learn more about the Sunday sits, and if you are new try to arrive about fifteen minutes early in order to get settled.

Learn More

Please follow the main menu to learn more about the Center, its history and lineage, and its ongoing events. And do visit: we will be happy to get to know you!