Practice

For virtual practice, please refer to the Online Chant Book.

Sundays
Zazen – 7:10 a.m.– 7:50 a.m.
Kinhin (walking meditation) – 7:50 a.m.– 8:00 a.m.
Zazen – 8:00 a.m.– 8:40 a.m.
Morning Service – 8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Dharma talk and discussion – 8:50 a.m.
Sangha social time – following the dharma talk

Zazen Instruction – 7:40-8:00 a.m.

Virtual Practice – Begins with 7:10 a.m. zazen and continues through the dharma talk and discussion.  Below is the Zoom information for Sundays.
Meeting ID: 869 1922 4084
Password: 626891
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Wednesdays
Zazen Instruction – 5:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Zazen – 6:00 p.m.– 6:40 p.m.
Zen Study Group – 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:50 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Practice – Begins with 6:00 p.m. zazen and continues through the Zen Study Group.  Below is the Zoom information for Wednesdays.
Meeting ID: 852 5907 2873
Password: 311698
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Returning to Silence Half-Day Sit
Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

The Buddha is often referred to as Sakyamuni Buddha. One of the Sanskrit words for sage is muni, “the silent one.” Sakya is the clan name the Buddha was from. Sakyamuni then means “the silent one (or sage) of the Sakya clan.”

The morning will consist of three 40-minute periods of zazen where we can be our own “silent one.” A fourth 40-minute period will consist of a reading and discussion. 10-minute periods of kinhin (walking meditation) will be in-between each 40-minute period.

Everyone is welcome. If you are coming to the Zen Center for the first time, please arrive 20 minutes early for brief instruction.

Virtual Option– Begins with 9:00 a.m. zazen and continues noon. Below is the Zoom information for the half-day sit.
Meeting ID: 869 1922 4084
Password: 626891
Click to join Zoom meeting

Newcomers
If you are coming to the Zen Center for the first time, or just new to Buddhism, you might find the following helpful:

  • Meditation instruction will be available on Wednesday evenings at 5:40 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:40 a.m.  Please try to come to one of these if you are attending for the first time.  We hope this instruction will give you a little foundation for your first time.
  • The dharma talk on the first Sunday of the month will be oriented to newcomers.

Zen Study Group
Held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:50 – 8:00 p.m.
See the Zen Study Group page of the website for more information.

Work Days
Quarterly temple work days for 2024 will occur on January 13, April 13, July 13, and October 12 from 9:00 AM until noon.  The work days involve cleaning the interior of the building, working on the grounds, and any special projects.