Welcome to BZC may all beings realize their true nature

This Week’s Practice Period Events

    • On Monday, June 14 and 8:00 am, Ron Nestor will give the Way-Seeking Mind talk
    • This Thursday June 17th, 7:15–8:45 pm  Hozan Sensei will be presenting our final Practice Period class on the Six Paramitas, Chapter 25 in The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching.
    • Our 3-day sesshin, June 18 to 20, is open to all, not just practice period participants. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday.
    • Monday, June 21 will be  Zendo holiday. We will offer informal zazen only at 7:30 am and 5:40 pm.
    • Practice Period Calendar
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Our Approach to Practice Period

Since 1989, Berkeley Zen Center has had an annual six-week practice period in the spring or fall. Sojun Roshi regularly offered words of encouragement and perspective for those intending to participate. For our Spring 2021 Practice Period, I offer a similar message, drawing on Sojun’s expression and my own.

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BZC Remains Closed To In Person Activities
Until Further Notice

The Board has decided to keep BZC’s physical facilities closed to all but essential activities through our Spring Practice Period. All community spaces in the BZC facilities are officially closed. The patio, garden, community room, and zendo may be used only if necessary or essential, with prior notification and approval. We are in the process of evaluating various criteria for opening.

Affirmation of Welcome

Walking the path of liberation, we express our intimate connection with all beings. Welcoming diversity, here at Berkeley Zen Center the practice of zazen is available to people of every race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. May all beings realize their true nature.