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Sitting Meditation & Sesshins

Daily Schedule

Click the link above to view our daily meditation schedule. Everyone is welcome.

One-Day Sittings

(See listings below.) One-day sittings offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. Formal oryoki meals are served in the zendo. Please call or sign up in the office by 4 pm the Wednesday before each sitting. If this is your first one-day sitting, please attend the oryoki instruction at 5:00 pm and orientation at 7:30 pm on Friday.


(See listings below.) Sesshin means to collect the heart/mind. We spend 3, 5 or 7 days meditating, eating, and working in silence, devoting every aspect of the day to the realization of the Buddha way. All sesshin meals are served and taken in the traditional oryoki style. Please register in the office at least a week before the sesshin begins. Oryoki instruction will be offered the evening before sesshin begins, and an orientation meeting is required to open the sit later that evening before sesshin begins.

City Center Front Office contact information: Call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

October 2014
10/30 City Center Thursday Meditation, Conversation and Tea

November 2014
11/08 City Center Saturday One-Day Sitting, CC 11/8
11/21 City Center Zazenkai, CC 11/21
11/30 - 12/06 City Center Seven-Day Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, CC 11/30 - 12/6

December 2014
12/13 City Center Saturday Introductory Afternoon, CC 12/13

January 2015
01/24 City Center Saturday One-Day Sitting, CC 1/24

February 2015
02/21 City Center Saturday One-Day Sitting, CC 2/21

March 2015
03/22 - 03/28 City Center Seven-Day Sesshin at City Center, 3/22 - 3/28

May 2015
05/09 City Center Saturday One-Day Sitting, CC 5/9

September 2015
09/12 City Center Saturday One-Day Sitting, CC 9/12