intro to zen

If you are new to Zen, welcome! We offer a number of ways to introduce you to Zen meditation practice:

Intro to Zen Meditation
Fridays from 7:15-8:15pm

During this weekly introduction we'll discuss the basics of Zen and meditation. Bring your questions - everything you've always wanted to know about Zen meditation, Zen practice and the Zen Center. You're invited to attend this introduction as often as you wish.

Email or call us to let us know if you’ll be coming, or just show up to join us.

Suggested donation: $10 or whatever you can afford.


Individual Instruction with Guiding Teacher
You may also request a private time for meditation instruction, one-on-one with our guiding teacher Myozen Joan Amaral. It is appropriate to make a donation for the teacher for individual instruction; the amount is entirely up to you.

Please email or call us to set up an appointment.


Intro to Zen Workshops
Occasionally offered on Saturday afternoons, these workshops cover the basics of Zen practice: instruction in sitting and walking meditation, Buddhist texts for well-being and healing, and movement practices to support meditation. The workshop includes ample opportunity for questions. All sessions are led by Zen Center's guiding teacher. This is a great opportunity for immersing in Zen practice!

Check our event calendar to see if there's an upcoming workshop you'd like to attend.