In addition to the events on the calendar, we offer daily zazen and a Saturday program which includes a public lecture at 10:10. Please see the weekly schedule.
Download the 2018 BZC Annual Calendar
Wednesday Night Drop-in Sitting and Study Group
May 24, 2017 –
The Wednesday Drop-in group is a weekly event that begins at 7:10 pm, and includes a period of zazen meditation, a short service in the zendo (temple) and an hour of reading and discussion accompanied by tea and cookies in the Community Room. The group particularly welcomes newcomers to Zen Buddhist practice and/or new to Berkeley Zen Center. It also provides an opportunity for practitioners to sit and study together on an ongoing basis. We meet every Wednesday except for the five-day Spring Practice Period sesshin(retreat) in June, the annual seven day Buddha’s Enlightenment sesshin in December and during the two week interim period during the December holidays. We also maintain a google group to share reading materials we are studying, announce other BZC events and issues related to logistics. The groups is facilitated by BZC Priest Gerry Oliva. Gerry can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.