If you would like to become more involved with the Zen Center, these are suggestions for establishing a practice.  They do not need to be followed in any order and should be adapted to what best suits your own path.  We encourage you to jump in and attend our regular daily sitting at any time.

Getting Started

  • Arrive at 9:00 a.m. during Saturday Community for meditation instruction and stay for meditation, a dharma talk, and lunch

  • Sign up for a Introduction to Zen Workshop

  • Start regularly attending Saturday Community 

  • Spend the night for a gentler Temple Stay

  • Stay at the center Friday night and attend a full Saturday Community

  • Read up on Zen.  We suggest:

    • Zen Mind Beginner's Mind​ by Shunryu Suzuki

    • No Beginning No End by Jakusho Kwong

    • Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama

    • Returning to Silence by Dainin Katigiri

Establishing a Practice

Committing to a Path

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