Located at 634 Oak Street, between Fillmore and Webster, the Zendo is at the garage level, accessed through the service door to the right of the garage. Opened and dedicated in January of 2015, we have been holding classes, sittings and presentations by senior practitioners every month for the past two years.
Participating members in the Oak Street Zendo are both new and experienced students, frequently with some exposure and appreciation of Soto Zen forms and teaching style. We practice in the tradition and lineage of Suzuki Roshi, Mel Weitsman and Norman Fischer. Many participants have had exposure and appreciation of both the San Francisco Zen Center forms and the Everyday Zen communities.
We welcome everyone with an interest in exploring the place of Buddhist practice and study in our lives.
Many people have an interest in meditation and Buddhist practice, but lack the support of a regular schedule and location to commit to. Our intention is to support people in the midst of our demanding lives, to build a regular sitting practice and experience the comfort and support of Buddhist community.
Daily Schedule: We offer Zazen on Zoom Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 AM Pacific Time, and will be scheduling afternoon sittings if there is interest and commitment. The link is h ttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/2279238823?pwd=SDJzOWFUdERISFlSbGNzU240NkNvdz09
Half Day Sittings: Our 2020 Schedule will include sittings as announced.
Class schedule: [See Calendar Page for all events]
Monday Evening: Sitting and Suzuki roshi Study Class: 7 to 8:30 PM
Tuesday Evening: Sitting and Precept Study: 7 to 8:30 PM
Thursday morning: Studying Suzuki roshi, Not Always So: 10 AM to Noon at 634 Oak St.
Please check in directly via Contact page for updates or link to participate.