Zen Meditation & Practice
Classes & Extended Courses
Buddhism has a 2,500-year history and there have been many schools of Buddhist thought, and many styles of practice. Study is traditional in Zen monasteries as zazen and intellectual
understanding inform and deepen each other.
The Sunday morning program is open to all; prior registration is not required. A $10-$20 donation is requested in support of the temple, and a $10-$15 donation for lunch. A special children's program is held on the first Sunday of every month.
Zazen is the very core of our practice. In the Soto Zen tradition, zazen, formal service, and ceremonies are the bodily enactment of our vow to awaken for the benefit of all beings. The daily schedule and all of our activities are designed to support the community's daily zazen practice.
Practice periods are led by one of our resident teachers and usually focus on a particular teaching or aspect of practice. A practice period is the traditional Buddhist way to deepen and intensify one's practice.
Sitting Meditation & Sesshins
Introductory, half-day and one-day offerings, as well as longer sesshins.