We are a small community of Zen practitioners based in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County. After 30 years of Dharma teaching we will soon be retiring and closing our center. We encourage those interested in Zen practice to visit the other fine Zen Centers in the San Diego area. Thank you. We are part of the White Plum Asangha.
We meet every Monday evening in Rancho Penasquitos to sit zazen together. The schedule varies a little each week, so check the calendar and schedule page for more information. Some weeks are better than others for beginners to attend for the first time, so be sure to check the schedule before making plans. We also ask for newcomers to email us for driving directions to the Rancho Penasquitos address.
We hold a small number of sesshin, or intensive silent meditation retreats, every year. Sesshin is part of the core syllabus that students follow as part of the Three Treasures Zen Community. It is a chance to study our how our minds work in a silent and peaceful setting. Often during sesshin, we will use Practice of Immediacy in the Arts® techniques alongside zazen.