For Beginners at City Center

For the foreseeable future, San Francisco Zen Center is unable to offer on-site programs, classes, and other events. Please see the Online Zendo page for Zoom links to online meditation (zazen), Dharma talks, and ceremonies. And check the calendar for upcoming online practice events, classes, sittings, and workshops.


Zazen Meditation Instruction

There are several videos of zazen instruction offered via our archive of recorded instruction sessions.

Saturday Morning Meditation

Offered in the Online Zendo, Saturdays 9:25 am

On Saturdays at 9:25 am, a period of silent meditation is followed immediately by a Dharma talk. This is open to all and particularly recommended for those who have had zazen instruction and are beginning their practice.

Saturday Introductory Afternoon

This half-day course is ideal for those who have attended the Saturday morning meditation instruction and wish to learn more about the details of practice at City Center. Read more/see dates...

Sunday Beginners' Sittings

This sitting is for new students and those who wish to participate in a gentler schedule. Read more/see dates...