Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL DHARMA SCHEDULE (no on-site activities till further notice )

Here are some current ways to practice together online.  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.  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

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.



The Zen Center is closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays from Monday, November 22 through Monday, November 29.  We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, November 30.






Thursday, December 2, 7-8 p.m. – Personal Practice Talk by Sandy Seiju Goodenough

During Personal Practice talks, the speaker introduces their spiritual journey to the Sangha, focusing on the themes that have run through their lives and the insights, people, and events that have deepened and transformed their understanding of life itself. Everyone is encouraged to take this opportunity to get to know your fellow sangha member in a deeper way.  No charge.




Rohatsu Sesshin: Sunday, December 5 (eve) – Saturday, December 11 (eve)

Led by Sensei Kyobai Faith-Mind & Sensei Daiki Senshin

“Sesshin” means “to collect one’s heart-mind.” This online sesshin commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, traditionally designated as having occurred on Rohatsu (“eighth day, twelfth month”) and is considered the most important sesshin of our year. Sesshin is highly recommended for deepening one’s practice. The schedule includes zazen, chanting, Face-to-Face meetings with the Sensei’s, dharma talks and time for work and rest. $40 per day for Members; $65 a day for Non-Members.

Click here for more information & to REGISTER

Rohatsu SCHEDULE 2021 final




Teisho by Roshi Egyoku, Thursday, December 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Preceded by Blue Rakusu Presentation to Nem Etsugen Bajra. All welcome to Zoom in.





Day of Reflection on Precept #7 Don’t Elevate the Self and Blame Others — Saturday, December 18, 9-11:15 a.m.

Led by Chris Genzan Hackman
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






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.