Upcoming Events


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.  Masks are currently optional 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.

Must attend in-person Intro to Meditation Class before attending in person.

Meeting ID: 592 934 8543
Passcode: Tiger22

Exploring Your Practice: Biweekly: 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.

March 15 & 29; April 12; May 3 & 17; June 7 & 21; July 12; August 2 & 16; September 6 & 20; October 4 & 25; November 8; December 13

Meeting ID: 815 7103 6299
Passcode: Wed22


Beginner’s Wednesday — evenings

7:00pm-8:30pm: In-person only. 

with: Sensei Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen & Sensei George Mukei Horner

Face to Face offered.
Newcomers, please arrive by 6:45 p.m.

7:00-7:35 Zazen
7:35-7:45 Outside Walking Zen
7:45-8:30 Zazen/4 vows/Bows/Closing Ceremony



Hidden Lamp Study Group: Biweekly: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Every other Thursday, calendar permitting, we will study together a chapter of “The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women.” No sign-up needed, just zoom in. Everyone is encouraged to buy the book.

March 16 & 30; April 13; May 4 & 18; June 8 & 22; July 13; August 3 & 17; September 7 & 21; October 5 & 26; November 9; December 14

Click here to learn more.




Introduction to Zen Meditation — Zoom Only

Sundays @ 10:00-11:30 a.m.

March 26; April 23; May 21; June 25; July 23; August 27; September 24; October 22; November 9; December 14

Click here to register.






Day of Reflection on Precept #5: Do Not Be Ignorant

Saturday, March 18, 9-11:45 a.m.

Led by. Robert Dharma-Gate Evans

8:30-9:00 Founders Service

9-9:35am Precept Reading & Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking Zen
9:45-10:15 Zazen
10:15-10:30 Precept Talk
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Council

Day of Reflection chantsheet

Day of Reflection Transference of Merit




Sunday Morning Zazen, March 19

Zoom & In-person

8:30-9:00 a.m. Gate of Sweet Nectar Service

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 Dharma Talk by Dharma-Holder Jitsujo Gauthier



In-person Introduction to Zen Meditation

Sunday, March 19, 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.




Encountering the Sutras Circle

Monday, March 20 @ 7pm-8:15pm.: Zoom Only

Please contact EncounteringTheSutrasCircle@gmail.com for meeting link.






Shared Stewardship Reflection

Thursday, March 23 @ 7pm-8:30pm.: Zoom Only

This forum is an opportunity for ZCLA members to reflect on the strengths and shadow side of Shared Stewardship and how we can make it better. All Senior Stewards are especially encouraged to attend.







Facing Whiteness Group Meeting

Friday, March 24 @ 5pm-6 pm.: Zoom Only

My Grandmother’s Hands:
Chapter 9-11, pages 129-164

Click here for more information.





Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, March 25 @ 9:00 a.m.: Zoom & In-person

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 Outside Walking
10:30-11:00 Zazen/4 vows/Bows
11-11:15 Temple Caretaking Practice




Sunday Morning Zazen, March 26

Zoom & In-person

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 Dharma Talk by Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama




The Shobogenzo

A Five Class Zoom Series
Led by Sensei Jonathan Kaigen Levy
Tuesdays, March 28; April 11: Zoom Only

7:00-8:30 p.m.















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.