About Just Sit

Rev. Shuji Mintzmyer

Just Sit is a Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha.  Soto Zen is a Japanese tradition of Buddhism.

We are a small Sangha, just getting started.  All are welcome to come sit with us, whether beginner or long-term practitioner.

We  are connected to the Des Moines Zen Center and part of the Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Dorchester,  Iowa.  The Guiding Teacher of Just Sit is Rev. Eido Espe, the Abbott of Des Moines Zen Center.

Rev. Shuji serves as teacher of Just Sit.  She is an ordained Soto Zen priest of the Katagiri lineage.  A master tailor, Rev. Shuji is the proprietor of Zen Monk Wear, one of the few custom tailors of traditional Buddhist garments in North America.  She received her BS in Economics and Art and an MS in Business, concentrating in Statistical Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   She has studied Buddhist Practice at Shasta Abbey, Mt. Shasta, CA,  Great Vow Monastery, Clatskanie, OR,  Ryumonji Monastery, Dorchester, IA.