We are a small community of Zen practitioners based in Los Angeles and San Diego County. We are part of the White Plum Asangha, a strong and vibrant zen buddhist lineage with centers and sitting groups all over the country and the world.

Regular Schedule

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.


The Three Treasures Zen Community is led by : Barry Kaigen McMahon Roshi,and Nicolee Jikyo McMahon Roshi  . Between these teachers, there is a wealth of spiritual and life experience that provides a solid base for the community.