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 every weekday morning at 5:30, and will be scheduling afternoon sittings if there is interest and commitment. We will resume this schedule in mid-November after 2 month away for knee surgery. Check in directly for schedule confirmation.
Half Day Sittings: Our 2019 Schedule will include sittings at least once a month. See Events page.
Class schedule: [See Calendar Page for all events]
Monday Evening: Suzuki roshi Study Class: 7 to 8:30 PM at Oak Street Zendo (see announcement)
Thursday morning: Studying the Diamond Sutra, Trans by Red Pine. 10 AM to Noon at 634 Oak St.
Please check in directly via Contact page for updates.