The Leadership Of The Santa Cruz Zen Center

Weekly Events

Breakfast and Dharma Study Group - Tuesdays, 7am

Breakfast with conversation in the community room at 7am most Tuesdays, followed by Dharma study group with Kokyo Henkel 7:45-8:45am. Currently we are reading "The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo" on Kodo Sawaki Roshi's sayings. All are welcome to either or both events, free of charge.

Koan Study Group - Fridays, 1-2pm,

Contemplate and explore koans with Neti Parekh, in the zendo. A koan from the Mumonkan will be posted on the bulletin board the week before, with copies available. Anyone may attend any of the sessions, free of charge.

Ordinary Recovery Group - Friday evenings, 6:45-7:45pm,

A weekly meeting discussing Buddhist practice with addictions, emotions, and relationships. Short meditation, Dharma reading, compassionate discussion and support. Meets in the zendo and is free of charge.

Smiling Heart QiGong - Saturday Mornings, 9:30-10:30am,

Mar. 7&28, Apr. 4,18,25 May 2,9,23,30 June 6,13,27 July 4&25 Aug.1,22,29 Sept.5,26 Oct.3,10,24,31 Nov.7,28 Dec.12


Practice Period Class series,
Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dhamma

Sundays March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & April 5, 6:35-8pm

The theme our study in 2015 will be the Middle Way. We begin this exploration with a class on the Buddha's first teaching. In this sutra, Buddha defines suffering and teaches that the Middle Way is the practice of the eight-fold path. It will be co-taught by Revs. Gene Bush and Patrick Teverbaugh. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

April 1, 6:35pm – Nannette Overley

Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony

Friday, April 3, 5:45-6:30pm (instead of evening zazen)

Smiling Heart QiGong

Saturday April 4, 18, 25; 9:30-10:30 am

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

April 8, 6:35pm – Rev. Gene Bush

Sesshin Led By Rev. Patrick Teverbaugh

Thursday, April 9, 5:00am - Sunday, April 12, 3:30pm

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration and Potluck

Sunday April 12, 4 p.m.

Wednesday Evening – Shosan ceremony with Patrick
And closing Practice Period ceremony

April 15, 6:35pm

Sourdough Bread Making Workshop

April 17-18-19 Download the PDF

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

April 22, 6:35pm – Kokyo Hinkel

Sobun Katherine Thanas Memorial

April 24, 6:25am

Introduction to Zen

Saturday, April 25, 10am-noon.

A monthly introduction to the body & mind of Zen meditation and the forms of practice at SCZC. The morning includes sitting and walking meditation, and discussion. Everyone is welcome, free of charge.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

April 29, 6:35pm – Chuck Overley