Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON DHARMA SCHEDULE 

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, however, if you develop symptoms of Covid 19/Cold/Flu, such as fever, congestion, dry cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, or difficulty breathing, please consider joining via Zoom from home. Alternatively, you may attend in-person with a negative self-test and mask 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: Dragon24

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.

May 15 & 29; June 12 & 26; July 17 & 31; August 14; September 15 & 18; October 2 & 23; November 6; December 4

Meeting ID: 815 7103 6299
Passcode: Wed22

 

Wednesday Evening Zazen

6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

with: Sensei George Mukei Horner

6:45-7:00 Evening Service (Buddha Hall)
7:00-7:35 Zazen
7:35-7:45 Outside Walking Zen
7:45-8:30 Zazen/4 vows/Bows/Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

Thursday Morning Breakfast

7:45 a.m. • In-person Only

Stewarded by resident members, a light breakfast is offered after Thursday morning service.

 

 

 

 

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.

May 9 & 30; June 13 & June 27; July 11; August 1 & August 15; September 5 & September 19; October 10 & October 24; November 7

Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

Introduction to Zen Meditation: Zoom Only

Sundays • 10:00-11:30 a.m.

April 28; May 26; June 30; July 21; August 25; September 29; October 27; November 17; December 15

Click here to register.

 

 

 

Intro to Zen Meditation: In-Person Only

Sundays • 8:00-10:30 a.m. 

Saturdays • 9:00-11:45 a.m. • May 18; June 22; July 13; August 10; September 14; October 12; November 2; December 28

Click here to register.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, June 18:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Saturday Service

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

 

 

 

 

Public Face-to-Face by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Sunday, June 2 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Public Face-to-Face by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

 

 

 

 

Journey Through: Ox-herding and the Eight Consciousnesses 

A six-class Zoom Series: Class # 3

Tuesday, June 4 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Learn more.

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #6: “Not Talking About Others’ Errors and Faults”

Saturday, June 8 • 8:30- 11:45 a.m. • Zoom & In-person

Led by Michael Jinsen Davis

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

9-9:35 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

 

 

 

 

Tokudo for Karina Myoki Beltran-Hernandez

Sunday, June 9 6:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

Preceptor Reverend Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

6:00-6:20 a.m. Open Zazen/Verse of the Kesa

6:30 Head-shaving Ceremony (Members only)

Followed by breakfast for RSVP attendees.

8:30-9:00 Gate of Sweet Nectar Service
9:00-9:35 Zazen (In-person F2F)
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking Zen
9:45-10:20 Zazen (In-person F2F)
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00 Tokudo for Karina Myoki Beltran-Hernandez

Followed by celebratory lunch and cake.

View chant sheet.

Register for in-person attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Eightfold Path Class Series Class # 5

Tuesday, June 11 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Learn more.

 

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Reverend Shinryu Okuma

Saturday, June 158:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Founders Service

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by Reverend Shinryu Okuma

Learn More.

 

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Sensei George Mukei Horner

Sunday, June 16 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by Sensei George Mukei Horner

 

 

 

Journey Through: Ox-herding and the Eight Consciousnesses 

A six-class Zoom Series: Class # 4

Tuesday, June 18 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Learn more.

 

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, June 228:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Saturday Service

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

 

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Preceptor Elizabeth Jiei Cole

Sunday, June 23 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by Preceptor Elizabeth Jiei Cole

 

 

 

 

Journey Through: Ox-herding and the Eight Consciousnesses 

A six-class Zoom Series: Class # 5

Tuesday, June 25 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Learn more.

 

 

 

 

June Zazenkai

Friday, June 28 (eve.)- Saturday, June 29 • Zoom & In-person

Led by Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

Learn more.

View schedule.

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by TBD

Sunday, June 30 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by TBD

 

 

Shared Stewardship Class #5

Led by Sensei Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

Sunday, June 30 • 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn more.

 

 

 

ZCLA IS CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY

Monday, July 1- Friday, July 5

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, July 68:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Saturday Service

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

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Sunday, July 7 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

 

 

 

The Eightfold Path Class Series Class # 6

Tuesday, July 9 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, July 138:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Founders Service

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

 

 

 

Council Led by Preceptor Bill Earth-Mirror Corcoran

Sunday, July 14 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Council led by Preceptor Bill Earth-Mirror Corcoran

 

 

Journey Through: Ox-herding and the Eight Consciousnesses 

A six-class Zoom Series: Class # 6

Tuesday, July 16 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Learn more.

 

 

 

Ceremony of Atonement

Thursday, July 18 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

6:45-7:00 p.m. Evening Service

7:00-7:20 Zazen
7:20-8:20 Ceremony of Atonement
8:20-8:30 4 Vows/Bows/Exits

Observed every six weeks, this ceremony includes the renewal of vows and precepts and bearing witness to one’s own conduct in the company of the Sangha. “At-one-ment” is an essential aspect of the Zen life.

The ceremony includes a period of zazen, chanting, bowing, and an opportunity to bear witness to our conduct in the presence of the Sangha. Those who have received the precepts are asked to attend this ceremony regularly. Open to everyone.

To download the Ceremony outline, click here.

To download the Atonement Ceremony Precept Sheet, click here.

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #8: Not Being Greedy

Saturday, July 20 • 8:30- 11:45 a.m. • Zoom & In-person

Led by Roberta Myodo Brehm

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

9-9:35 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

Sunday, July 21 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

 

Just Summer Sesshin

A six-day meditation retreat

Sunday, July 21 (eve.) – Saturday, July 27 (eve.) Zoom & In-Person

Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Schedule and registration to follow.

 

 

Dharma Chat by TBD

Sunday, July 27 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

9:00-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00-12:15 p.m. Dharma Talk by TBD

 

 

 

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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.