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

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is currently closed

due to Covid-19 until further notice.

We Bow to Your Kindness and Support.
It is through your boundless generosity that we are able to continue to offer these special programs. 


For more information, see our calendar.

Winter Ango Practice Period: January 30, 2021 to February 27, 2021 Online

"Revealing the Dharma" Closing Ceremony and Mondo

SMZC Closed

6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404

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