Library News

The library has recently acquired the following books: Robert Wright, Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment Taisen Deshimaru, Mushotoku Mind: The Heart of the Heart Sutra Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and … Continue reading Library News

Recommended Reading

BZC on We now have a storefront on; shop there and support BZC! History of Buddhism  and Buddhist Doctrine What the Buddha Taught , Rahula Buddhist Thought in India, Conze Dharmapada, various translations Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy, Takakusu The Life of the Buddha, Nanamoli History of Zen The Golden Age of Zen, Wu Zen Buddhism: … Continue reading Recommended Reading

Backpacking Sesshins

We are eagerly awaiting the chance to hold our next backpacking sesshin. BZC offers two separate backpacking sesshins, the first in April called “Hills & Streams,” which is run by and offered to our young (under 45’ish) practitioners. The second typically takes place the last weekend of July, is called “Mountains & Rivers,” and is … Continue reading Backpacking Sesshins


Chant Book for Morning Service Service is now hybrid – in the zendo and online – Monday – Friday at 7:00 am.  If you are joining in the online zendo, we encourage you to print this chant book and have it on hand.  Chants may not be posted online. PDF of Chant Book Chants for … Continue reading Chants