Zendo is open five days a week. Morning Zazen is held Wednesday through Sunday and Evening Zendo is held Wednesday through Saturday. Daily zazen includes Choka (morning chanting), Zazen (sitting meditation) and Kinhin (walking practice). $5 drop-in.
A Zazenkai at Rinzai-ji is a monthly, one-day retreat from 9am to 4 pm. It includes a formal, silent lunch and a Dharma talk. A Zazenkai is a special time for intensive meditation practice in a formal setting. Beginners are welcome but should arrange for instructions.
Immerse yourself in the life of zen tradition and our community by joining the residency program. Gentai-an is located near Rinzai-ji and currently has private rooms as well as dormitory space available for those who are seeking for more intense zen practice as a part of your daily life. Guests students are welcome! Join us for a few days or weeks to experience fully. Students of our teacher, Joshu Sasaki Roshi, may also arrange for long-term residency either on a full-time participation/workstudy basis or on a part-time participation/rent-paying basis. Full-time students are expected to engage in our entire schedule, including all work periods, meals and retreats. Part-time students have more flexibility in these areas but are still expected to join actively in multiple aspects of our community life. Email us or call (323) 732-2263 to learn more.