You are welcome to attend any of our weekly scheduled events.

For the Sunday program, you are welcome to arrive for the 10:00 am zazen and the dharma talk. This is the main community event of the week.

For weekday zazen (meditation), it is fine to attend only the first or the second period of zazen.

If you are new to practice, we recommend attending our “Introduction to Zen Practice” on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am.

Please plan to arrive five to ten minutes early for practice events. Please do not bring cellphones or leave them in the entry-way set on silent. If you are more than five minutes late for a period of zazen, please wait to enter the meditation hall until the end of that period of zazen. Click HERE for more on our zendo forms.


8:00 a.m. zazen (meditation)
8:30 service
8:45 community breakfast
9:15 cleaning
9:45 break
10:00 zazen
10:30 dharma talk
11:15 closing


Mornings (Monday — Tuesday — Wednesday — Thursday)

6:20 zazen (meditation)
6:50 kinhin (walking meditation)
7:00 zazen
7:30 service
7:45 closing

Evenings (Monday and Thursday)

4:00 zazen
4:30 kinhin
4:40 zazen
5:10 close

Please note that there will be no zazen on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

Soto Zen in Sonoma County