Meditation is a way to calm the mind and find balance in your daily life. Incorporating a meditation practice into your daily schedule will contribute to the overall well-being of the body, mind and spirit. SMZC offers online meditation instruction and guidance to people interested in finding out about the practice. This is a secular group, open to people of all beliefs and levels of experience. The Meditation Support Group is a pressure-free, online place to learn, practice and ask questions about the fundamentals of meditation. 


            9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.    SMZC Background, Brief Lineage & History

            9:10 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.    Posture (How to Sit)             

            9:35 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.    Integration into Everyday Life   

            9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.    Question & Answer   

Meeting ID: 132 887 219
Passcode: 609789


We also offer one-on-one teacher support online or by phone by donation. Contact our office for information and scheduling.

Nyoze Kwong received a degree in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. He worked as a fundraiser in Stanford University’s Engineering Department. Nyoze has a background in Socially Engaged Buddhism and has trained with well-respected teachers in Japan and United States and has over 30 years of meditation experience. In 2012 he finished his formal Zen training at Eiheiji, oldest monastery and head temple of the Soto Zen School in Japan. In 2015 he was certified and recognized by Sotoshu as a Zen teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Currently Nyoze serves as Vice Abbot (the head of meditation practice) and Executive Director of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. He lives at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center with his wife Kashin and his son Ejo.

Doshin began practicing with Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in 1994. He is a former resident and has enjoyed his connection with the sangha over many years. He lives with his wife in Boulder, Colorado.

6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404