Get started with our Weekly Meditation Classes

If you are interested in learning about zen meditation, the best way to start is to attend a walk-in meditation instruction class at the zen center. By attending the class you will learn about what zen teaching is and the meditation techniques that we use here, as well as a general introduction to the zen center. No registration is required, please see the schedule below.

Weekly Meditation Classes are always free but a suggested donation of $5 helps us keep these programs running.

Sunday Meditation Class & Dharma Practice

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Meditation Instruction Class

9:30 am – 10:40 am: Two half-hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between

10:45 am – 11:30 am: A Dharma Talk followed by refreshments.

Talks are a great opportunity to learn more about zen teaching. They consist of a short introductory talk by a student followed by a question and answer session with a teacher or senior student.

Weekly Meditation Classes

First Wednesday each month
5:30 pm Public dinner
6:15 pm Meditation instruction class
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:20 pm plus Kong-an interviews with Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

Second Wednesday each month

5:30 pm Public dinner
6:15 pm Meditation instruction class
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:20 pm plus consulting interviews with a senior student

Third Wednesday each month
5:30 pm Public dinner
6:15 pm Meditation instruction class or
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:20 pm plus Kong-an interviews with Jose Ramirez JDPSN

Fourth Wednesday each month
5:30 pm Public dinner
6:15 pm Meditation instruction class
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm Dharma Talk till 8:20 pm

Fifth Wednesday each month (if any)
5:30 pm Public dinner
6:15 pm Meditation instruction class
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:20 pm

EVERY SUNDAY
9:00 am  Meditation Instruction Class
9:30 am  Two half-hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between
10:45 am Dharma Talk
11:30 am  Refreshments

Scheduling

Morning Practice Schedule

Mornings (except Wednesday)
5:00 am Wake up
5:15 am 108 Bows
5:45 am Morning Bell Chant followed by Regular Chanting
6:30 am – 7:00 am Sitting meditation

Wednesday
5:00 am Wake up
5:15 am 108 Bows
5:30 am House meeting

Sunday Meditation Class & Dharma Practice
9:00 am Meditation Instruction Class
9:30 am Two half-hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between
10:45 am Dharma Talk
11:30 am Refreshments

Morning and Evening Practice Are Open To The Public.

Evening Practice Schedule

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
(meditation instruction is at scheduled times or by appointment please call)
7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm – 7:40 pm 1st Sitting
7:40 pm – 7:50 pm Walking Meditation
7:50 pm – 8:15 pm 2nd Sitting

Tuesday Kong-an Interviews

7:00 pm Regular Chanting
7:15 pm – 7:40 pm 1st Sitting
7:40 pm – 7:50 pm Walking Meditation
7:50 pm – 8:15 pm 2nd Sitting

Wednesday

5:30 pm See our getting started classes

Friday
7:00 pm Chanting
7:15 pm – 7:40 pm Sitting Meditation

Summer Kyol Che 2020

Summer Kyol Che 2020 takes place from Monday, July 6, 2020, through Friday, August 7, 2020

Teacher schedule and more info here!

Summer Kyol Che 2020

Summer Kyol Che 2020 takes place from Monday July 6, 2020 through Friday August 7, 2020

Teacher schedule and more info here!