Welcome to Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Zenshinji (Zen Heart-Mind Temple) is located in central California, in a remote valley in the heart of the Ventana Wilderness area of the Los Padres National Forest. Tassajara was founded in 1967 by the late Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Closed to visitors during the fall and winter months, in late spring and summer Tassajara is opened to day and overnight guests.

Tassajara is beginning to restore its traditional schedule. The Fall 2021 Practice Period with Ryushin Paul Haller began on September 13. Applications are now open for the Winter 2022 Practice Period led by Tenzen David Zimmerman, January 6 – April 4, 2022.

SFZC intends to welcome back summer guests on April 28, 2022. Opportunities to work and stay at the monastery for new students and old friends alike will also be open.

All travelers to Tassajara should review and practice our health and safety guidelines. For the most recent news, check the Sangha News Journal.

San Francisco Zen Center offers many online retreats, classes, and workshops. Please see the Online Programs page and the calendar.