BZC 2022 Annual Calendar in PDF Format (revised, 3/11/22; subject to change; see monthly calendar below to confirm.)

UPDATED Dec 12, 2022:   BZC 2023 Calendar of Events


Weekly Schedule

Women’s Sesshin

Sun, Oct 30, 2022

All women, feminine identified, non binary and transwomen of the sangha:

The BZC annual women’s sesshin will take place on Sunday, October 30th We are delighted that Jisan Tova Green will be our speaker and doshi for this time together.

This will be a hybrid sesshin. There is space in the zendo for 29 people to attend in person, on a first come/first serve signup basis.  We will also have the capability for people to attend on zoom. We will meet from 7:45AM-12 noon. We ask that those attending be present for the full sesshin. Lunch will not be served; some people may wish to join with others for lunch nearby after the sesshin.

Everyone attending in person will need to be up to date on their Covid 19 vaccinations and to have sent a copy to the office manager, or alternatively, to bring a copy of their up to date record to the sesshin. Everyone attending in person will need to be masked for the morning, with a K95 mask. The fee is $15 or whatever you can best afford. Checks should be made out to Berkeley Zen Center, and marked women’s sesshin.

The signup sheet is attached; please fill it out and email it to Marie Hopper at .Please indicate on the sheet any special needs that you may have, for example, if you need to sit in a chair, or a kneeling chair .If you have further questions please contact Luminous Heart Penelope Thompson, sesshin director,  at

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