Best Zen Spot

Cloudwater Zendo

Staff Pick

Have you finished Buddhism for Dummies, and you're not sure where to go next? And you certainly don't want to give in to the mass-marketed Far East kitsch for millennials, right? Cloudwater Zendo, a little hole-in-the-wall temple on Puritas, is a really terrific and respectful place for both beginners and long-running Buddhists alike. Mondays at 7 p.m., the zendo runs an Introduction to Zen Meditation class, where prospective learners can fine-tune their approach to zazen and kinhin. The sessions are very welcoming to those who have no idea how any of that works. Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings feature open meditation sessions, with occasional special events filling out the rest of the calendar.

14436 Puritas Ave., 216-889-1393,