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.
We meet in-person and on zoom on Saturdays in South Pasadena, California from 9:00-10:45 AM (PST). We also meet on Zoom Monday evenings. The schedule varies a little each week, so check the calendar and schedule page for more information. We also ask for newcomers to email us for more info about attending in person or online.
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 Becca Shoshin Topol Sensei. Steve Konshin Gelb Sensei and Steve Joshin Hicks Sensei are also teachers. Three Treasures Zen Community was founded by Nicolee Jikyo McMahon Roshi. This website is being updated to add the new teachers.