Calendar & Schedule
First time visitors should contact us to get the address and directions. We meet in-person and on zoom on Saturdays in South Pasadena, California from 9:00-10:45 AM (PST). We chant the Heart Sutra and do zazen (meditation) for two 30 minute periods, with five minutes for practicing kinhin (walking meditation) between the periods. There is an is an opportunity to have daisan (a private meeting with Becca Shoshin Sensei to discuss practice or present a koan) during the second period. Following zazen, there is a talk and discussion. The talks touch on various aspects of practice and draw from a koan, teaching, Sutra, or from other meditation practices such as Mindfulness. .
We meet online only on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM (PST). We have three, 30 minute sitting periods with ten minutes for practicing kinhin (walking meditation) between the periods. There is an opportunity for daisan (a private meeting with Steve Konshin Sensei or Steve Joshin Hicks Sensei) offered in a break-out room, beginning in the second sitting period.
See below for more info
Saturday Morning - In person and Virtual
9:00-10:45 AMHeart Sutra first and then have two periods of zazen
Monday Evenings - Online only
6:30 - 8:40pm
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
6:30 - 8:30pm
On the second Monday of the month, we have two periods of zazen followed by a short sutra study.
Last Monday of the Month
6:30 - 8:50pmOn 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.
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.