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.

"Night dies into day. Day dies into night. Exhaling is intimate with loss, Inhaling I am renewed."

- Kwong-roshi

We Bow to your Kindness and Support.

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is currently closed

due to Covid-19 until further notice.

It is through your boundless generosity that we are able to continue to offer these special programs. 






For more information, see our calendar.

SMZC Closed for Winter Break

New Year's "Entering the Gate" One-Day Sitting Online

Ring in the New Year: Welcoming 2021 Year of the Ox (CANCELLED)

Saturday Community Dharma Talk: Jakusho Kwong-roshi

Special Evening Dharma Talk: Rev. Hoitsu Suzuki-roshi

6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404