Daily morning and evening zazen are followed by service (sutra chanting). You are welcome to exit the zendo after zazen if you don’t wish to participate in service.
Each month we have a full moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony, as well as memorial ceremonies for our founding teachers, Kobun Chino Roshi and Sobun Katherine Thanas Roshi. We also hold regular annual ceremonies following the Soto Zen calendar.
Wholeheartedly chanting the teachings of the Buddha and lineage teachers is an ancient practice in all Buddhist traditions. It is a way to become more familiar with the teachings, and to join together after silent meditation, uniting our voices into one sound.