Calendar & Schedule
First time visitors should contact us to get the address and directions. The best time for visitors would be the third or fourth Monday of the month. Please arrive 15 minutes early for a brief orientation. Dress comfortably, wearing plain darker colored clothing, preferably without any large writing or images on it. You should dress appropriate for the weather, but modestly. Don't wear tank tops or shorts. If you have a cushion you normally meditate with you can bring that, otherwise there are cushions or chairs.
6:30 - 8:15pm
We meet every Monday evening for zazen (meditation). This is the schedule unless it is the first, second or last Monday of the month.
First Monday of the Month
6:30 - 8:40pm
On the first Monday of the month, we also hold a council (a private communication circle for people to talk openly) alongside the regular zazen.
Second Monday of the Month
6:00 - 8:40pm
On the second Monday of the month, we have service practice which involves chanting of Zen liturgy.
Last Monday of the Month
6:30 - 8:50pm
On the last Monday of the month, after zazen, one of the teachers will talk on a selected koan.
Find out more about sesshin (retreats) and zazenkai (day of Zen) if you are interested in these events but need more information.
Retreat, August 2017
August 19 - August 26
The August 7 day retreat will be lead by Annie Sensei at the Hidden Valley Zen Center north of Escondido. Enjoy your summer sitting is this peaceful and pastoral setting.
Rohatsu Sesshin, December 2017
December 2 - December 9
The 2017 Rohatsu Sesshin (7day retreat) will be held at the home temple in Rancho Penasquitos. It will be led by Nicolee Roshi and Annie Sensei. Mark it on your calendars.
For sesshin events, download the sesshin registration form and mail it to P.O. Box 720896, San Diego, CA 92172. You can include a check (price details are on the form and can be found here) or pay below through Paypal.