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

Night dies into day. Day dies into night.

Exhaling is intimate with loss,

Inhaling I am renewed.

—Kwong-roshi

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information, see our calendar.

Introduction to Zen 4-Week Course Online | Week 3 of 4: SMZC Lineage and History

Father’s Day Weekend Special Feature | Online Film Premiere of “Beyond A Dream: Father & Son Conversations - Part II”

Introduction to Zen 4-Week Course | Week 4 of 4: SMZC Tour/Visit

6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404