Tassajara

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center


Tassajara is a natural hot springs located in a remote valley in the heart of the Ventana Wilderness in central California. Established as Zenshinji (Zen Heart-Mind Temple) in 1967 under the direction of founding teacher Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara became a Zen training temple with practice periods in the fall and winter and a guest program during the summer. After many uninterrupted years, this seasonal rhythm came to a halt with the Covid-19 pandemic, making it impossible to host a summer guest program since. 

After much discussion, it was decided that the summer guest season will remain closed in 2023 in order to restore, repair, and repopulate Tassajara for a robust and beautiful 2024 summer season. We look forward to seeing you then!

If you are interested in Zen practice, please visit our Live the Temple Life Page for details about guest student stays and residential practice opportunities at our other temples: Green Gulch Farm in Marin County, CA & City Center in San Francisco, CA.