2024 BZC Calendar of Events

Weekly Schedule

One-Day Sesshin

Mon, Feb 26, 2024

One-day Sesshin.  Saturday, March 16 from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The priest and speaker will be Hannah Meara.

The deadline to sign up is Noon on Thursday, March 14. In-person attendance will be limited to 33 people.  Those who sign up after we reach the 33-person limit will be placed on a waiting list.  Sesshins in 2024 have been fully subscribed and people have been turned away so sign up soon to guarantee a spot.


The sesshin will also be offered online; sign up using the same link.

For all sesshin attendees, proof of vaccination and booster shots are required to participate.  Indoor masking is now optional, but social distancing protocols will still be observed.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the zendo using the traditional oryoki form.  To purchase a set of oryoki bowls, check our website for a link. An oryoki refresher class will occur during the second period of zazen.

We will have a short work period, so please bring work clothes you can change into.

The sesshin fee is $35 for in-person attendees.  You may pay online, or you can send a check to BZC at:

Berkeley Zen Center
1931 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Attention:  Office Manager, Helen Cheng

Additional donations may be made at


If you have questions, please contact the Sesshin Director, Mark Copithorne at

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