Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is a Soto Zen practice center in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, founded by abbot Jakusho Kwong-roshi. Our temple is dedicated to the act of Zazen, "just sitting." Our residency trains in a monastic schedule and hosts events and retreats for a wider community of spiritual practice. Our temple sits at the top of Sonoma Mountain, one hour north of San Francisco Bay Area, overlooking ancient oaks, redwood groves, and the Valley of the Moon. Join us in practice.

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is reopening on August 1.

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We Bow to Your Kindness and Support.
It is through your boundless generosity
that we are able to continue to
offer online and on-site programs. 

Night dies into day. Day dies into night.

Exhaling is intimate with loss,

Inhaling I am renewed.


Meditation at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
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Blossoms on the Mountain Sonoma Mountain Zen Center


For more information, see our calendar.

Summer Ango Practice Period: July 31, 2021 to August 28, 2021

July 31, 2021

Summer Ango Opening Ceremony

July 31, 2021

Saturday Community Shuso Talk: Kevin Shindo (心土) Souza

August 7, 2021