Stone Creek Zen Center is a Buddhist practice center dedicated to the dharma teachings of awakening to reality and living compassionately in this impermanent, interdependent world. The core activity at the center is zazen, or wholehearted sitting here and now. Our sangha community extends their practice throughout each day, living consciously as part of the interconnected web of beings supporting each other’s lives.
Stone Creek Zen Center is at 2999 Bowen Street, Graton, California. The center is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking.Phone: 707.829.1129
|Special Practice Days
Friday April 4
A day of Zen practice in silence—sitting, walking, working, oryoki meals, dokusan. Led by Jisho and Dojin. Please let us know beforehand if you would like oryoki instruction. $45 members/ $60 non-members. Pre-registration is helpful.
12 Weeks, starting the last week in April
Receiving the bodhisattva precepts is a commitment to practicing the Buddha Way throughout your life. If you’re interested in participating, please make an appointment to talk about it with Jisho, Dojin, or Korin by April 1. The group will meet weekly for twelve weeks to study the precepts and sew rakasus
SESSHIN AT OLEMA
Monday through Friday, July 21-25
Our annual summer residential sesshin will be in Olema again this year. Led by Jisho and Dojin.
All the dharma talks are now posted!
Find the newer ones at archive.org.
Zazen and Services
The schedule for weekday zazen and Sunday services.
About Stone Creek
Information about the teaching, the teachers and the sangha.
Our mailing address, phone, and email, plus a link to a map of our location.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN PRACTICE
Saturday, April 5
9:00 – 10:00 am
Our monthly introduction to Zen practice. Instruction in zazen and a chance to get to know the center. No pre-registration, no fee, just come.
Sunday, April 6 and 20
The sangha circle meets every other Sunday at 11:30, to discuss how our sitting practice informs our lives. Drop-ins are welcome to join the rich stream of reflection and dialogue. No fee.
ZEN MEDITATION AND YOGA
Thursday, APRIL 24
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Joining the movement of yoga with the stillness of meditation, we will explore how these practices can support and deepen each other. For everyone from advanced practitioners to those just beginning either a yoga or meditation practice. Led by Dojin and Corina. $10 members/ $15 non-members
Sunday, May 4
Celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday with a ceremony followed by a potluck party of desserts and finger foods. Friends, family, and children are welcome. Bring a dish to share. No fee.