Daily Schedule at City Center



5:25 Zazen (sitting meditation)
5:55 Kinhin (walking meditation)
6:05 Zazen
6:40 Service
7:05 Soji (temple cleaning)


5:40 Zazen
6:20 Service

Wednesday Evening

7:30 * Public lecture: Dharma talk

Thursday Evening

7:30 – 8:05 Zazen
8:05 Question and answer (optional)


Saturday Morning Schedule

6:30 am Zazen
7:10 Service in the Buddha Hall
7:40 Soji
7:55 Breakfast (formal oryoki breakfast in the zendo is offered during practice periods)
8:40 * Zazen instruction (introduction to meditation)
9:25 Zazen
10:00 * Public lecture: Dharma talk
11:00 Tea and discussion
11:20 * Introduction to zendo forms
12:00 Lunch ($10-15 suggested donation)

* This symbol marks events recommended for beginners. Also refer to the "Getting Started with Zen" brochure available from the front office.

Saturday Afternoon and Sunday

The City Center building is closed to the general public, except for special classes, sittings, or events.


During the interim break the regular schedule is optional for residents. The zendo (meditation hall) will continue to be open for meditation, staffed by volunteers. Sign up on the volunteer sheet near the zendo or contact the ino to volunteer to be doan or doorwatch in the morning or evening during the interim.

Practice at Zen Center is open to all people regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical ability.

Donations are gratefully received and help us to maintain all of Zen Center's programs.

To contact the front office, call 415.863.3136 or come by in person during office hours. To contact the office via email: City Center Office.