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 currently closed due to Covid-19 until further notice.
"Night dies into day. Day dies into night. Exhaling is intimate with loss, Inhaling I am renewed." - Kwong-roshi
We invite you to come together with us online.
It is through your boundless generosity that we are able to continue to offer these special programs.
We Bow to your Kindness and Support.
HOW DO I START?
SMZC'S 47th FLOWER FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
THE BIRTH OF THE BABY BUDDHA
*Our deepest apologiy to anyone who was not able to enter our Online Zendo for this event. We experienced technical difficulties with the host platform. The room was supposed to allow for 500 people.