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 Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza". 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 - Contact SCZC ( 457-0206 ). Leave message for Rev. Teverbaugh.

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 - June 11th will be the last offering as Andrew has accepted a job that coincides with the class. He may begin offering an weekday evening class. Check here for any more information when available.


Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

June 29, 6:35pm – Rev. Kokyo Henkel

First Friday Artists Hosted by SCZC

July 1, 6:35pm – 8:30 pm. This month sangha member Ziggy Rendler-Bregman (prints and poetry), Rosy Penhallow (wood constructed sculptures), and Chuck Overley and Laurie McCann (outdoor zen lanterns) are exhibiting. Trio music and refreshments return to our venue.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 6, 6:35pm – Rev. Patrick Teverbaugh

3-day Genzo-e Sesshin on “Everyday Activity”

July 7 (6pm) -10 (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 Kajo, “Everyday Activity.” $50/day, including overnight lodging. Call Jikoji to register: (408) 741-9562.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 13, 6:35pm – Rev .Cathy Toldi

Sangha Day

Saturday, July 16, 9:20am until mid-afternoon, with potluck lunch.
Everyone is invited to come together and help take care of the temple and grounds: cleaning the zendo, making candles, gar­dening, etc.

Half Day Sit

Sunday July 17, 8:30am - 12:00 – Includes a short lecture by Rev. Ellen Richter.

Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony

Tuesday, July 19, 5:45-6:30pm (instead of evening zazen)

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

July 20, 6:35pm – Rev. Kokyo Henkel

Introduction to Zen

Saturday, July 23, 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.