October 20, 2020

Evening Zazen shared online, Wednesday - Friday 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morning Zoom Link

Evening Zoom Link

Ongoing online Zazen on Zoom. For more info, visit the online zendo.

October 19, 2020

Closed Monday, Oct. 19

Closed after Bodhidarma Online Three-Day Sesshin.

October 20, 2020

No Online Study Group: Continue on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Closed after Bodhidarma Online Three-Day Sesshin.

October 24, 2020

Dharma talk will be given by Nyoze Kwong, vice abbot of SMZC at 11:00 a.m., following 10:30 a.m. online Zazen.

October 27, 2020

Explore the fundamental teachings of Soto Zen and Buddhism as a foundation and inspiration for daily practice in an online course with questions, answers, and dialogue. Newcomers welcome!

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October 31, 2020

Saturday Community Student Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

Talk will be given by Zen student and SMZC Board President 'Tensan' Chuck Ramey, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

November 07, 2020

Introduction to Zen Workshop: Returning to Forms and Rituals of Everyday Life

An online introduction to the basics of Zen with instruction. This workshop will be taught by Zen student 'Koten' David Price.

November 07, 2020

Saturday Community Dharma Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

Dharma talk will be given by Jakusho Kwong-roshi, founding abbot of SMZC, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

November 14, 2020

"Peacefully Settling Down" 1/2-Day Online Sitting

This retreat is an introduction to Zen training and an opportunity for beginners and experienced sitters to plunge into the heart of Zen practice. Retreatants will experience a moderate schedule of zazen (five periods of sitting meditation), samu (at home-work practice) and sutra chanting.  

November 14, 2020

Saturday Community Dharma Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

Dharma talk will be given by Rev. Master Leandra Robertshaw, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

November 21, 2020

Saturday Community Student Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

Talk will be given by Zen student Susan 'Geshin' Frey, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

November 28, 2020

Saturday Community Dharma Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

​Dharma Talk will be given by Shinko Kwong, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

November 30, 2020

Online Rohastsu Five-Day Sesshin 11/31/2020-12/5/2020

Sesshin, literally “to touch the Mind,” is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self in order to resume our original nature. This sesshin is a special time of practice that will allow us to dive into the core of Zen training. A silent meditation intensive for experienced sitters to still the mind from moment to moment manifesting the realization of the Way.

 

Each day, the schedule begins at 5:00 a.m. and includes 5 periods of meditation, chanting, mindful work, Dharma talks, and private interviews, and ends at 9 p.m. The retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday and ends at 8 a.m. Saturday. Special arrangements can be made for those unable to come for the entire retreat due to work commitments. In the spirit of Buddha’s enlightenment, on Friday night we will be in tetsuya, which means we will “sit through the whole night,” from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.

December 04, 2020

Online Tetsuya: Founder's Ceremony & All Night Sitting

In the spirit of Buddha’s enlightenment, Friday night we will be in Tetsuya, which means we will “sit through the whole night,” from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.

December 12, 2020

Saturday Community Dharma Talk: 11:00 a.m. Online Zendo

Dharma talk will be given by Jakusho Kwong-roshi, founding abbot of SMZC, following 10:30 a.m. zazen.

December 12, 2020

Online Kids Community: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This program is an opportunity for Sangha members and friends to introduce their children to the Zen Center in a fun and creative way. Supervised, age-appropriate activities introduce children to the Zen Center as a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Parents are welcome to join in the fun along with their children or participate in Saturday community practice.

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