Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL DHARMA SCHEDULE (All on-site activities require advanced registration for non-members)

Here are some current ways to practice together online and in person.  We will be adding more ways on an ongoing basis, so stay tuned to this page and our calendar.   Please maintain Zendo decorum for all activities.  If you need to take care of personal needs, please turn off your video screen.  If you are on our email list, you have been sent the links for all streaming events as well as sign-up sheets for on-site events.  If you are not on our email list and wish to participate, please sign-up for our email list at the bottom of our Home page. Until further notice, masks will remain a requirement while indoors.



Streaming Morning Zazen from our Zendo:

Wednesday – Friday 6:00-7:00 a.m. Followed by morning service

In person practice opportunities for members and non-members.

Registration is required for non-member’s in-person attendance. Must attend in-person Intro to Meditation Class before registration.

Meeting ID: 592 934 8543
Passcode: Tiger22

Exploring Your Practice: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

All welcome to drop in online weekly for zazen, a teaching and sharing about practice. No rsvp necessary.

Meeting ID: 815 7103 6299
Passcode: Wed22


In-Person Open Zazen — Wednesday evenings

7:00pm-8:00pm. Stretch bell at 7:30 p.m.

with: Sensei Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen

Registration is required for non-member’s in-person attendance. Must attend in-person Intro to Meditation Class before registration.



Introduction to Zen Meditation — Zoom Only

Sundays November 20 & December 18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Click here to register.






Rohatsu Sesshin: Zoom & In-person

Led by Roshi Egyoku Nakao & Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Friday, December 2 (eve.) – Saturday, October 10

Click here to view schedule.

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ZCLA is in Silent Retreat

Friday, December 2 (eve.) – Saturday, October 10


Sunday Morning Zazen, December 11

Zoom & In-person

9-9:35 a.m. Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony


11:00 Presentation of new Sensei Dharma-Joy

Followed by Sangha Lunch


In-person Introduction to Zen Meditation

Sunday, December 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.: In-person only

This in-person introductory class is a prerequisite for non-members and new members who would like to begin attending onsite events. Ongoing members who would like a refresher course on form and zendo etiquette are also welcome to attend.

Click here to view our zendo guidelines.

Click here to view our zendo precautions.



Closing the Gap: Living the Precepts

Led by Rev. Tom Dharma-Joy reichert

Tuesday, December 13

7:00-8:30 p.m.: Zoom Only




Hidden Lamp Thursday Study Group: Ch. 13 “Chen’s Mountain Flowers”

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, December 15 @ 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Click here for more information.





Day of Reflection on Precept #5: Not Being Ignorant

Saturday, December 17 @ 8:30 a.m.: Zoom & In-person

“How the Film Reel Turns the Dharma Wheel”

Led by Gemma Soji Cubero

8:30-9:00 a.m. Founders Service

9-9:15 a.m.         Precept Reading
9:15-9:45             Zazen
9:45-10                 Precept Talk
10:15-11:15         Precept Council

Day of Reflection chantsheet

Day of Reflection Transference of Merit



Jukai Class Series

Saturday, December 17 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 2-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner, Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf & Dharma-Holder Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

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Sunday Morning Zazen, December 18

Zoom & In-person

8:30 a.m.-9 Gate of Sweet Nectar

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00 Public Face-to-Face with Sensei Senshin



ZCLA is Closed for the Holidays

Monday, December 19- Monday, December 26




Year-End Sesshin: Zoom & In-person

Led by Sensei Mark Shogen Bloodgood

Tuesday, December 27 (eve) – Friday, December 30 (eve)

Click here to view tentative schedule

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New Year’s Eve Schedule

2-4 pm Sangha Year-End Council
4:00 Members Annual Memorial Service
4:30 Informal supper
6:15 Atonement & Fire Ceremony
[closing ceremony]
7:45 Ringing of 108 Bells
8:15 New Years’ Service followed by celebratory cake & cider

Click here to register for in-person participation.




ZCLA is Closed for Winter Recess

Monday, January 1- Tuesday, January 10







Note: Zoom Protocol

1. Develop Focus. Distraction is especially easy during online meetings. Bring the same intentionality to online meetings as you bring to the zendo. Consider ZCLA zoom events as if on the grounds of the Zen Center. Dress appropriately, wear rakusu if received jukai, don’t multitask and close other windows on the computer, and consider sitting for a few minutes before talks and events.

2. Practice mindful screen habits. Those zooming in need to be mindful of themselves on screen as their actions can disrupt the zoom session for others. Refrain from walking around with computer or phone, eating on screen, and other actions that may distract others. If you need to eat, take a break, use the bathroom or move around, please turn off your video.

3. Refrain from photos. Please do not screen shot or photograph ZCLA zoom meetings or share on social media.