The zendo is closed; all in-person programs have been postponed or cancelled. Join our online zendo!
Online ZENDO click here for more info
You can enter the online zendo using Zoom (video conferencing platform) on a desktop computer, pad, tablet or cellphone. Here’s how to enter:
Click on this link on your computer or mobile device:
New: Password is bzc
If you are accessing this via the Zoom App directly, please enter this meeting ID: 657 798 2914
If you are dialing in with no video or App, dial:
(408) 638-0968 or (669) 900-6833, and enter meeting ID: 657 798 2914
- Monday to Saturday mornings, we will sit together for 40 minutes, from 7:30 to 8:10 am.
- Monday to Friday afternoons, we will sit together for 40 minutes, from 5:40 to 6:20 pm.
- For those of you new to Zoom we are offering Zoom practice from 7:15-7:25 am and 5:25-5:35 pm.
Class: Foundations of Buddhism
January 16, 2020 –
Ikushin Gerry Oliva and Karen Sundheim will be teaching a four-week class on the funda-mental practices and concepts of Buddhism. Classes will take place in the community room on Thursday evenings 7:15‒8:45 on January 16, 23, and 30 and February 6. Beginners will be introduced, and more experienced students stimulated to go deeper, in understanding the Buddhist view and experience of reality. Discussion and questions are strongly encouraged. In Zen we often say “just sit.” This is true; but the accompanying aspects of study, concept, and insight are also necessary. Subjects will include the life of the Buddha, the historic development of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the three marks of existence, the role of karma, dependent co-arising, zazen, and the skandas. Copies of readings will be provided prior to each class and will be on the bulletin board shelf under the sign-up sheet. The cost for the series is $40.