"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, 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 or a longtime practitioner, you are 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), and a dharma talk by one of the teachers, followed by community social time. Note:The door is open by 9:45; plan to arrive and be seated no later than 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; the suggested donation amount is $5 to $10. ~ 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. Join us for a sitting period or stay for the full morning of practice. Note: No meditation instruction is offered during Zen Immersion mornings and previous meditation experience is required.
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:
October 6 Zen Immersion 13 Open Zen 20 Jukai Ceremony - closed to the general public 27 Open Zen
November 3 Open Zen 10 Open Zen 17 Open Zen 24 Open Zen
December 1 Open Zen 8 Rohatsu Sesshin - closed to the general public 15 Closed 22 Open Zen 29 Closed