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 Red Pine's commentary on the Diamond Sutra. 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,

With Andrew Porter -   July 25   Aug.1, 22, 29   Sept.5, 26   Oct.3, 10, 24, 31   Nov.7, 28   Dec.12


Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 8, 6:35pm – Kokyo Henkel

3- day Genzo-e Sesshin on “Space”

July 9 (6pm) -12 (1pm), at Jikoji Zen Center, with Kokyo Henkel.
Genzo-e is a concentrated study retreat on a chapter of Dogen Zenji’s Shobogenzo. In this retreat we will examine Dogen’s Shobogenzo Koku, “Space.” $50/day, including overnight lodging. Call Jikoji to register: (408) 741-9562.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 15 , 6:35pm – Eugene Bush

Sangha Day

Saturday, July 18, starts at 9:20am.
Sangha Day is a time to come together and help take care of the temple and grounds: cleaning the zendo, making candles, gar­dening, etc. Please bring something for a potluck lunch.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 22, 6:35pm – Kokyo Henkel

Introduction to Zen

Saturday, July 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.

Explore the Intuitive Mind

Writing Workshop with Angie Boissevain
Sunday, July 26, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Join this Dharma Teacher and poet, for a day of seated and walking meditation, free writing and exploration of the intuitive mind. $55 members, $65 others. More information on our Zen Events page.

Kobun Chino Roshi Annual Memorial Ceremony

Monday, July 27, 6:25am, at time of morning service.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 29, 6:35pm – Jiryu Rutschman-Byler

Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony

Friday, July 31, 5:45-6:30pm (instead of evening zazen)