Temple Practice

The Santa Cruz Zen Center has been supported by a long history of volunteerism. Cleaning, gardening and other work tasks such as these are completed with the same reverence as meditation itself, because immersing your whole self in a task is a form of mindfulness.

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Sangha Net

Sangha Net is for SCZC members, Sangha members' families, and for the extended Santa Cruz community during times of challenge or times of transition. This support is based on the individual's needs and the liturgy & forms of Soto Zen Buddhism.

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The greatest gift of this life is that we get to live in a world where there is a lot to discover. Since we are curious people, we invite teachers to the temple to offer their experience and knowledge.

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