We offer workshops to bring art into our practice; visiting authors and speakers; social gatherings; work practice; and community service. And meditating - lots of meditating.


Teachers offer classes on topics including the basics of Zen; deeper dives into the sutras; and the means by which we can bring the mind of meditation into our everyday life and communities.

Dharma Talks

On Wednesday evenings and during retreats, we offer dharma talks by SCZC or visiting teachers. These include time for questions, and are followed on Wednesdays by informal tea and discussion.



Sesshin means, β€œto collect the heart/mind.” These multi-day formal meditation retreats offer an opportunity for extended sitting and usually include ceremonial roles and formal oryoki meals in the zendo.

Study Groups

As a traditional Zen center in a modern, urban location, we offer discussion and study groups based on traditional sutras, as well as contemporary authors. We often discuss how the teachings apply to our everyday lives.



Ceremonies honor and remember people those who walk with us on the path, and carry forward our traditions through the calendar year. We express gratitude to teachers and celebrate formal commitments to practice.