"NZC reminds me I’m not alone in the obstacles of life and provides a community that makes me feel loved and supported. I appreciate what you do more than I could articulate. Thank you for what you all do." - a comment from our recent program survey
We offer several types of programs on Sundays: Open Zen, Zen Immersion, and Zazenkai.
For more information about Zazenkai: A Day of Silent Meditation, click here.
~ Open Zen If you are new to the practice of meditation, you are especially welcome to attend one of our Open Zen sessions, from 9:55am to 11:00am. These sessions include a brief period of meditation (~15 mins), a dharma talk, discussion, and social time. What's happening this Sunday? See the schedule below, click here for calendar, and follow our email updates for Sunday information.
~ Zen Immersion If you have attended our Introductory Workshop or have received meditation instruction elsewhere, you are welcome to attend Zen Immersion, from 8:25am-11:30am (detailed schedule below) with zazen, liturgy/chanting, and caretaking practice, followed by social time. Participants are welcome to drop in for a sitting period or stay for the full morning of practice. Note:No meditation instruction is offered during Zen Immersion mornings.
8:25 Zazen - Be settled in your seat by 8:25. If you arrive late, sit quietly in the community room until the next zazen period. 9:00 Kinhin (walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen or dharma talk 9:40 Kinhin 9:50 Zazen 10:20 Liturgy 10:35 Caretaking Social time
See the schedule below, click here for calendar, and follow our email updates for Sunday information.
June 2 Zen Immersion 9 Open Zen 16 Zen Immersion 23 Zazenkai(closed to public) 30 Zen Immersion July 7 Closed - Fourth of July Weekend 14 Open Zen 21 Sesshin (closed to public) 28 Closed August 4 Zen Immersion 11 Open Zen 18 Zen Immersion 25 Zen Immersion September 1 Closed - Labor Day Weekend 8 Open Zen 15 Zen Immersion 22 Zen Immersion 29 Sesshin October 6 Zen Immersion 13 Open Zen 20 Jukai Ceremony 27 Zen Immersion November 3 Zazenkai (closed to public) 10 Open Zen 17 Zen Immersion 24 Zen Immersion December 1 Closed - Thanksgiving Weekend 8 Sesshin 15 Closed 22 Open Zen 29 Closed