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.

December 13

Meeting ID: 815 7103 6299
Passcode: Wed22

 

Beginner’s Wednesday — evenings

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

with: Sensei George Mukei Horner

Beginners and those who have taken our intro class, are encouraged attend.

Newcomers, please arrive by 6:40 p.m.

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.

February 1 & February 29; March 14 & March 28; April 11 & April 25; June 6 & June 20; July 11; August 1 & August 15; September 5 & September 19; October 10  & October 24; November 7; December 26

Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

Introduction to Zen Meditation: Zoom Only

Sundays • 10:00-11:30 a.m.

2024: January 28; February 25; March 24; 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. 

Click here to register.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

S.L.O.Z.C. Hossen for Gary Koshin West

Sunday, February 25 9:00 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. San Luis Obispo Zen Circle Hossen for Gary Koshin West

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Click Here to Register for In-person Attendance

 

Join S.L.O.Z.C. Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID:  823 3827 5133

Passcode: 781977

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, March 28:30 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 Sensei Darla Myoho Fjeld

Sunday, March 3 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 Darla Myoho Fjeld

 

 

 

Public Face-to-Face by Sensei Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

Thursday, March 7 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

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

7:00-7:20 Zazen
7:20-7:30 Outside Walking
7:30-8:30 Public Face-to-Face by Sensei Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, March 98:30 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 Jitsujo Gauthier

Sunday, March 10 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 Jitsujo Gauthier

 

 

The Eightfold Path: An 8-Class Zoom Series

Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Tuesdays: March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, & September 10

7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. • Zoom Only

Late registrants will receive the recording of the first class along with any materials needed to join the second class.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

 

March 2024 Zazenkai

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Friday, March 15(eve.)-Saturday, March 16

Click here to view tentative schedule.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith

Sunday, March 17 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 Katherine Senshin Griffith

 

 

 

 

Ceremony of Atonement

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

6:45-7:00 p.m. Evening Service
7:00-7:20 Zazen
7:20-8:30 Ceremony of Atonement

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 Atonement Ceremony Precept Sheet, click here.

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #1: TBD

Saturday, February 24 • 8:30- 11:45 a.m. • Zoom & In-person

Led by Corey Ryujin McIntyre

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, March 24 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

 

 

 

Shared Stewardship: An Ongoing Class and Exploration

Led by Sensei Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

Sundays: March 24, April 14, May 12 & June 9

1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. • Zoom & In-Person

Late registrants will receive the recording of the first class along with any materials needed to join the second class.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, March 308:30 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 Gessho

Sunday, March 31 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 Gessho

 

 

 

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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.