Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Tassajara welcomes applications for work practice April 10 – September 26, 2024, both for returning SFZC students and new students with a Zen teacher recommendation. The application and further information can be found on the Summer Work Practice 2024 web page.

For residential and apprenticeship programs at Green Gulch Farm, see the Live the Temple Life page. City Center will not be accepting residential or apprenticeship applications during the Beginners Mind Temple renovation project in 2024.

Tassajara is a natural hot springs located in a remote valley in the heart of the Ventana Wilderness in California. It was founded in 1967 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi as Zenshinji (Zen Heart-Mind Temple). Tassajara is a Zen training temple that offers intensive practice periods in the fall and winter.

Tassajara is also open in 2024 in the following ways:

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