"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." - a comment from our recent program survey
We offer several types of programs on Sundays: Open Zen, Zen Immersion, and Zazenkai.
What's happening this Sunday? See the schedule below, click here for calendar, and follow our email updates for Sunday information. Click here to sign up for our email updates.
For more information about Zazenkai: A Day of Silent Meditation, click here.
~ Open Zen If you are new to the practice of Zen 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, and discussion, followed by tea, coffee and social time. The session begins promptly at 10:00am; plan to arrive and be seated by 9:55am. If you arrive late, sit quietly in the community room until meditation ends; someone will then help you find a seat.
Sunday meditation sessions are offered on a donation basis; participants are encouraged to make an offering that works for their budget. ~ 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-11:00am (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
Remaining Sunday Schedule for 2019:
July 7 Closed - Fourth of July Weekend 14 Open Zen 21 Sesshin(closed to the general public) 28 Closed
August 4 Open Zen 11 Zen Immersion 18 Open Zen 25 Zen Immersion
September 1 Closed - Labor Day Weekend 8 Open Zen 15 Zen Immersion 22 Open Zen 29 Sesshin (closed to the general public)
October 6 Open Zen 13 Zen Immersion 20 Jukai Ceremony 27 Zen Immersion
November 3 Zazenkai(closed to the general public) 10 Open Zen 17 Zen Immersion 24 Open Zen
December 1 Closed - Thanksgiving Weekend 8 Sesshin (closed to the general public) 15 Closed 22 Open Zen 29 Closed