Intro to Zen Meditation Class


On Zoom • 10 am to 11:30 am
In-person • 8:00 am to 10:30 am


May 18*; June 22; July 13; August 10; September 14; October 12; November 2; December 28
In-person • 9:00 am to 11:45 am

*This is a Day of Reflection. Returning participants are encouraged to attend. 

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In this meditation class, a ZCLA instructor will demonstrate how to do basic Zen meditation (zazen). Topics will include the different postures available to meditators, what to do with thoughts during meditation, basic breathing practices and an overview of walking meditation (kinhin), face-to-face (dokusan), bows, chanting and zendo etiquette. There will be time to talk and ask questions as well as a brief sitting period before entering the zendo.

The class takes place on various Sundays and some Saturdays. Alternating between Zoom and in-person offerings. To see the list of upcoming dates, check the registration section of this page.

Zoom Only: This class will take place virtually on the Zoom platform. After registering, you will receive the Zoom link and more instructions via email.

In-person Only: This class will take place in-person at ZCLA. After registering, you will receive directions and more instructions via email.

Please note: All participants must be fully vaccinated and be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. 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.

For any questions, please email Oetsu at
In-person participants, please make a donation of $10 to reserve your seat. Zoom participants please consider doing the same. This will help support ZCLA and its instructors in making this offering. After you submit the registration form, you will be taken to a page where you have the ability to donate. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds. If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment, please contact Myoki at