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.

 

 

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.

 

Exploring Your Practice: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

In-Person Open Zazen — Wednesday, March 3

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.

May Peace Prevail Sesshin

Led by Sensei Katherine Daiki Senshin Griffith

Wednesday, May 25 (eve.)- Sunday May 29

This May Peace Prevail Sesshin will focus on awakening to our essential nature, the source of true peace. It will also include chants, metta prayers and Dharma talk dedicated to the peace of the world.
Sesshin, “to unify the mind,” is an essential practice for the deepening for one’s zazen. It is an extended, silent retreat in which most of the normal schedule of the Center is set aside to allow for a more focused zazen practice, integrated with walking meditation, face-to-face meetings with a teacher, service, work practice, chanting, rest, yoga, meals, Dharma readings or talks, and a closing circle. This sesshin is open to both zoom and in-person participants. In-person participants must be vaccinated. Housing is limited and commuting is encouraged.
Zoom & In-person

Never Turning Away: The Precepts and the Climate Crisis

A Three Class Zoom Series Led by Preceptor Bill Earth-Mirror Corcoran: Tuesday, May 31, 7-8:30 p.m.
The devastating effects of climate change occupy our hearts and minds, bringing grief, overwhelm, and anger. In this three-class on-line series, we will work with the Bodhisattva Precepts as a path for settling into the heart of crisis to bear witness and to act.
The series includes conversations, writing, and sharing our reflections. We’ll each create our own climate-inspired version of one or more of the precepts. Together, we will open up to our intimacy with the nature of the climate crisis and our response to it.
All are welcome to zoom in for this.  $20 per class for Members; $30 per class for Non-Members

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, June 2, 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Every other Thursday, calendar permitting, we will study together a chapter of “The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women.” We will start with Chapter 1 and work our way through. No sign-up needed, just zoom in. Everyone is encouraged to buy the book.

Click here to buy the book.

 

 

 

 

Saturday morning Zazen, June 4

In-person face-to-face offered.

8:30 a.m. Founders Service
9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows

10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

Rakusu Sewing Instruction

Saturday, June 4: In-person only

With Tom Yudo Burger

 

 

 

 

In-person Introduction to Zen Meditation

Sunday, June 5, 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.

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Jukai (Ceremony for Receiving the Precepts) for Mark Miller: Sunday, June 5

Reverend Dharma-Joy, Preceptor

In-person participation is encouraged to support and witness together this important Sangha rite of passage. Also available via Zoom.

9:00 Zazen/Gatha of Atonement
9:35 Walking Zen
9:45 Zazen
10:20 4 Vows/Bows/Closing Ceremony
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11:00 Jukai Ceremony in the Zendo for Mark Miller

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Examining our Worldviews from a Zen Perspective

A Three Class Zoom Series Led by Sensei Darla Myoho Fjeld: Tuesdays, June 7, 14, & 21 @ 7-8:30 p.m.

In this class we will examine the pictures of our lives and the world that may hinder us from “seeing as is.” These worldviews have developed as part of our conditioning and are often unconscious. They come from our teachers, religious and cultural backgrounds, parents, advertisements, books and all the other influences that surround our lives. As Zen students, for example, we begin to notice that our worldview that we are separate or even alienated from the rest of the world is a delusion. Many people in the U.S. still operate in a Three-tiered world of heaven-earth-hell. What are other ways to look at the world? We will look at questions such as: How do I view other people? How do I see my life? This class will give us a chance to do a deep dive into ourselves to see what is there.

All are welcome to zoom in for this.  $20 per class for Members; $30 per class for Non-Members

Sangha Forum with the Three Seats

Led by Sensei Faith-Mind, Sensei Senshin and Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

All are welcome to zoom in and ask questions of the Three Seats.

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #9: Do Not Be Angry

Saturday, June 11, 9-11:15 a.m.

Led by Jack Kuykendall
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

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Dharma Holder George Mukei Horner

Sunday, June 12: Zoom & In-Person

9-9:35 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

[Break/Set-up]

11:00 Dharma Talk by DH Mukei

Click here to join Zoom meeting.

 

 

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, June 2, 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Every other Thursday, calendar permitting, we will study together a chapter of “The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women.” We will start with Chapter 1 and work our way through. No sign-up needed, just zoom in. Everyone is encouraged to buy the book.

Click here to buy the book.

 

 

 

Zazenkai: Friday, June 17 (eve.)- Saturday, June 18 (eve.)

Led by Dharma-Holder Rev. Jonathan Kaigen Levy
This  Zazenkai will include zazen, service, face-to-face interviews with a teacher, a dharma talk and time for samu and meals. It is a great way to deepen your practice.
New practitioners are especially encouraged to take this next step in their practice.
Limited onsite housing available. Commuters encouraged.

Dharma Talk by Sensei Darla Myoho Fjeld

Sunday, June 19: Zoom & In-Person

9-9:35 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

[Break/Set-up]

11:00 Dharma Talk by Sensei Myoho

 

Ceremony of Atonement

Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.

During this ceremony of renewing the vows and Precepts, we each have an opportunity to bear witness to our conduct in thoughts, words, and actions. Everyone is welcome. Those who have received the Precepts are asked to attend on a regular basis. Member’s in-person attendance is encouraged. Also available via Zoom.

Fushinzamu

Saturday, June 25 @ 8:30 a.m.: In-person only

Working Together has been a core Zen Practice throughout the ages. Come for all or part of this morning where we take care of work needed around the Zen Center. At noon, we will all share a meal together.

8:30 a.m. Arrive & check in

8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee & Breakfast bars

9:00 a.m. Jizo Garden Samu Service

9:15-12:00 p.m. Samu

12:00 p.m. Meal Gatha, Sangha Picnic

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Sunday, June 26: Zoom & In-Person

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

[Break/Set-up]

11:00 Dharma Talk by Sensei Senshin

 

 

 

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, July 7, 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Every other Thursday, calendar permitting, we will study together a chapter of “The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women.” We will start with Chapter 1 and work our way through. No sign-up needed, just zoom in. Everyone is encouraged to buy the book.

Click here to buy the book.

Saturday morning Zazen, July 9

In-person face-to-face offered.

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows
10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

Rakusu Sewing Instruction

Saturday, June 4: In-person only

With Tom Yudo Burger

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday morning Zazen, July 10

9-9:35 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen (In-person F2F offered)
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Public Face to Face with Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Thursday, July 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome, Roshi Egyoku!

Tuesday, July 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Reflection

Saturday, July 16, 9-11:15 a.m.

Led by Geri Meiho Bryan
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.