Sunday Morning Assembly is the largest weekly gathering of the community. There is an Introduction to Zazen (seated meditation) each Sunday morning as well as two zazen periods, a chanting service, and a dharma teaching. There is also a child-care program. There is no need to register for the Introduction, zazen or dharma teaching, and you may come and go freely at transition times. If you are interested in child-care, please read about our program here
8:50 AM Introduction to Zen Meditation (aprox. 1 hr)
9:00 AM Zazen
9:40 AM Break
10:00 AM Sutra Chanting and Zazen
10:45 AM Dharma Talk
11:30 AM Snacks, coffee, and community time
Events after 11:30 AM please check the calendar
Temple gates open on weekdays at 4:45 AM. The temple, gardens and library are available throughout the afternoon for you to visit, attend classes, participate in scheduled practice, do solo meditation, and help with temple upkeep. Please feel free to enjoy Buddha Eye at your leisure, and please check the calendar for specific details. You may also contact the temple if you have questions or would like to meet with the teacher or temple staff.
Fall, Winter, and Spring Weekday Schedule
4:45 am - Gates Open
5:00am - Zazen (Open period, come anytime)
5:40am - Robe Verse & Kinhin (walking meditation)
6:00 am - Zazen (Sanzen available on Tuesdays & Thursdays)
6:45 am - Chanting Service
7:20 am - Temple Cleaning
7:40 am - Oriyoki (Formal Breakfast Service)
8:00 am - Clean-up and Informal Tea
9:00 am - Samu (Temple work)
Tuesday and Thursday Evening
Various classes and events scheduled for most Tuesdays. Please refer to the calendar.
The temple garden is often open on Saturdays, but the temple building is unavailable.